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Gulf News, Dubai, 5 March 2002

Man jailed for assaulting woman

By Muawia E. Ibrahim
in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Sharia Court yesterday sentenced a man to one month in prison and 30 lashes followed by deportation on charges of indecently assaulting a woman in the street.

A senior court official said that the Indian national, who was only identified as S.S., was arrested on a street on February 17 after a Filipina, who was identified as A.M., started screaming when he suddenly grabbed a sensitive part of her body.

Her screams drew a crowd and the police were called.

He said that the woman was shocked when the man grabbed her and that she started shouting and beating him to force him to release her.

During the police investigation the man confessed that he had indecently assaulted the woman.

He added that the case was also investigated by the Public Prosecution, and the man made a full confession.

When asked by the court why he had done what he did, he said it was an uncontrollable impulse prompted by the woman's beautiful figure.

He added that the woman's revealing clothes made him lose his senses temporarily and he only came down to earth when the people gathered round brought him back to reality.

The accused also told the court that he regretted his impulsive action. The woman did not show up in court.

However, during the questioning by the police and the public prosecution, she said that she had never imagined that something like this could happen to her while walking down a street.

She said she was convinced that the man was totally mad and that when she screamed many people gathered around to help.

She claimed that her clothes were not revealing as she was wearing trousers and a shirt.

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Gulf News, Dubai, 18 March 2002

Prison, lashes for 15 involved in Awafi fight

By A Staff Reporter
in Ras Al Khaimah

The Ras Al Khaimah Sharia Court yesterday sentenced 15 nationals involved in a streetfight in Awafi to prison terms ranging from three to six months, and a varying number of lashes.

The charges levelled by the prosecution included possession of firearms, imbibing alcohol and causing fear, said a senior court official. During the fight, one national was stabbed in the back, three four-wheel vehicles were destroyed, two tents burned and a wooden house damaged.

One suspect -- referred to as Suspect No. 15 -- was sentenced to 80 lashes; the other 14 were ordered to be lashed 39 times.

Eleven of the 15 men were sentenced to six months in prison each; two were given three month terms and two others received one month in prison.

The fight broke out when two nationals decided to race their four wheel drives up to the top of the hill. The loser, who couldn't accept defeat, insulted the man who won and this triggered off a group fight with supporting members of each side joining in.

Awafi is a picturesque locale visited by tourists, especially during the more pleasant months.

Lt Col Abdullah Al Hadidi, who heads the Investigation Unit at Ras Al Khaimah Police Department, said the national who was stabbed was taken to Saqr Hospital with serious injuries.

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