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posted: 7/22/2013 7:08 PM

Dubai pardons woman at center of rape dispute

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  • Norwegian Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, shows her passport at the Norwegian Seaman's Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday. At the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute, she said Sunday officials have dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage and she is free to leave the country.

      Norwegian Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, shows her passport at the Norwegian Seaman's Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday. At the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute, she said Sunday officials have dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage and she is free to leave the country.
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With her passport back in hand, a norwegian woman at the center of a dubai rape claim dispute said monday that officials dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage in the latest clash between the city's islamic-based legal codes and its international branding as a western-friendly haven.

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