Dubai pardons Norwegian woman charged with illicit sex after rape claim

  • by: BRIAN MURPHY , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 22, 2013 - 3:45 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — 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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