Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Husband jails wife

That fine example of quality journalism, The Sun tabloid from the UK, yesterday told its readers about "Adultery blonde's year in Dubai jail".

In true tabloid style it's a sensationalist but untrue headline.

Later in the story it tells its readers that: "Adultery is punishable in Dubai by a maximum sentence of a year in jail and deportation."

They also tell readers that she is: "in custody and facing deportation" so they've covered everything they can think of.

In reality she hasn't been sentenced, or even brought to trial yet.

I don't agree with the law by any stretch of the imagination, but the law of the land is the law of the land. I'm sure she was aware of it, took a risk and unfortunately was caught.

Well, not quite 'caught' - she's in Al Slammer courtesy of her husband who tipped off Dubai's finest.

I know it's not uncommon but I can never understand the level of bitterness, hatred, vindictiveness that estranged couples can descend to.

In this instance I think it's even worse because the couple have two daughters, aged 13 and 11.

It makes me wonder whether that side of the husband's character might just have had something to do with his wife being attracted elsewhere.


The Sun tells the story here.

4 comments:

Media Junkie said...

had a very interesting debate at work regarding the same story. my person take was yes, the guy was a bastard for tipping the cops off because even though i don't condone adultery, there were much less devastating ways for him to get his 'revenge'. on the other hand, knowing the laws of the country, she should have been discreet or gotten a divorce if she was unsatisfied with the marriage. he would have had no claim on her activities once she was divorced.

GirlonTour said...

Wow man. That is truly evil. What a guy. Two wrongs don't make a right, but she is better off without him. Bitter much?

Spear The Almighty said...

This is wwe South Africans call, "Kak styl." (Translation - Shitty style.)

LIFE said...

well, i wish i could have put my ex husband in jail, for adultery, o also wish that people will have the courage to talk about how men in the UAE can divorce their wifr by text message and at the court without her being present. i just wish women in the arabic world were allowed to say what they think