She was arrested on 14th March and had been held by the Qatari authorities on charges of committing illicit sex acts since then.
It supported several rebel groups during the Arab Spring sex in qatar and through its Al Jazeera se network As a Qatqr country, the Qatar legal system is a mix of Sharia and Civil law. She was today convicted of having sex out of wedlock by a Qatari court, given a one year suspended sentence and ordered to be deported once the ruling was formalised which is expected to happen within the next few days.
Article Whoever performs adultery or sodomy as a profession or for a living shall be punished with imprisonment for a term up to ten years. Chapter 6 of the Penal Code deals with Instigation of Debauchery, Dissipation and Fornication:  Article Whoever instigates debauchery, dissipation or adultery in public through words, gestures or any other means shall be liable sex in qatar a prison term of no less than six months and not exceeding three years.
She was holidaying at the time, and reported the incident to the police.
Her attacker, Al-Hasan, was ordered to receive lashes for illicit sex acts and another 40 for public drunkenness and sed then be deported back to Syria. Al-Hasan had admitted having sex with Laura, but said it was entirely consensual.
Aged 22, Laura said she was drugged at a party in the W Doha Hotel in March and woke up in an unfamiliar apartment where she realised she had been sexually assaulted. Legal situation[ edit ] Like other Gulf countries, prostitution and related activities are illegal.
Alcohol consumption is allowed in some parts of Qatar and non-Muslim immigrants can obtain a permit to purchase alcohol. Article Whoever commits any of the following acts shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of no less than one year and not exceeding three years. The same penalty shall be imposed on any person who exploits another person's immorality and prostitution.
Article Whoever commits any of the offences mentioned in the preceding Article through compulsion, duress or ruse or if the victim is under sixteen of age or the offender is one of the ly mentioned in Satar of the present Law, where the offender qayar assumed to know the real age of the victim, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term up to fifteen years.
It has the highest sex in qatar per capita, and the third largest oil and gas reserves in the world.
No one can get out of such charges here in Qatar. Article In addition to the qatat stipulated in the preceding Articles, the court shall order the closure of the place where the offence is committed, and may only reopen for a legal purpose with the approval of the Office of the Attorney General. Flogging and stoning are legal punishments in Qatar, with the punishment for sex in qatar being lashes.