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Just days after Dubai announced its plans to crack down on couples holding hands, they’ve now jailed a British woman for three months for apparently committing adultery, an ‘honour crime’ according to Dubai law.

DUBAI (AlArabiya.net) A British woman faced losing her children after Dubai’s top court rejected her second appeal and sentenced her to three months in jail followed by deportation after her husband accused her of adultery, local press reported on Tuesday.

Forty-year-old Marnie Pearce, who has two sons aged eight and four, was also fined AED 20,000 (about $5,500) in compensation to her Egyptian husband, Hamdi al-Sheewi, who accused her of cheating on him with a man who has yet to be identified, UAE daily the National reported.

Pearce was charged with consensual sex out of wedlock, a charge she denied. She has accused her husband of lying “so that he could win the custody of their two children,” Gulf News reported.

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I feel no sympathy for her. Whether or not she actually committed adultery, this is the price she pays for choosing to live in the middle ages. It’s just not fair for the children who have to be raised in this society, and are seemingly being used as pawns for revenge.

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6 Responses to “Dubai arrests British woman for ‘honour crime’”

  1. kames says:

    parents commonly used their children as a bargaining chip in barter agreements…WITH YOUR PANTHEON OF GODS IN FOURTH CENTURY GREECE (holler euripides’ medea)! middle ages? talk about the beginning of time. sheesh. homegirl needs to get a new address.

  2. Josephine says:

    I wonder if she knew what she was getting into when she moved there.

  3. SonyaSunny says:

    Thanks for article. Everytime like to read you.

    Have a nice day

  4. Margo Pascari says:

    Her husband is an Egyptian people!!

    MOST eGYPTIANS are losers, liars, cheaters, super dirty, and will do anything ANYTHING for money. Even, at the expense of their small, young children


    And, if true, its hard to blame her. Sooner or later she was bound to find out the true, nasty side of egyptians (cockroaches)

  5. greg says:

    That statement about Egyptians is spot on. I’ve lived in the middle east for 2 yrs and they are liars and cheats. The funny thing is arabs hate them to…. So why would they trust him? All about religion.

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