UAE JAIL ORDEAL: AN UPDATE
Another shocking case of a rape victim being sentenced to jail in the UAE recently came to light. Like Australian woman Alicia Gali, featured in our Sunday Night story earlier this year, Norwegian woman Marte Dalelv was on a work trip to Dubai in March when her drink was spiked and she was raped. When she went to police, she was convicted of sex outside marriage and sentenced to jail. We spoke to Marte, and she and Alicia shared an emotional phone call. Watch the story here.
In a further update on Alicia’s situation, subsequent to our original story and the massive social media outcry, Starwood Hotels, Alicia’s employer at the time of her attack, have agreed to fund her medical treatment.
“I want to say a big thank you to Sunday Night, their viewers and all of the people who supported me on social media, as well as the people who fought hard for me for this outcome right from the beginning – my family, especially my mum, and Michelle James and her team at Maurice Blackburn. It’s a huge relief that Starwood have now agreed to help me with my treatment, it’s going to make a big difference for me and my family in helping me to recover and to get my life back on track.”
- Alicia Gali