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Gulf News, Dubai, 21 November 2002

Nine jailed for running brothel, adultery

By Tahseen Shaghouri
in Fujairah

Nine people were sentenced to various prison terms and ordered to be deported for running a brothel and committing adultery.

The accused are: Nazeer Tarto Rampel, Mohammed Qasim Ahmed, Hirmala Simareedi, Riva Rafa Bashir and Mohammed Shafi Abdullah, all Indians, Mohammed Haroun Fadel and Ruya Salma Khaled, both Bangladeshis, Mohammed Ayyoub Abdul Rasheed, a Pakistani, and Bharbar Nafeesah, a Sri Lankan.

The Sharia Court sentenced Rampel and Ahmed to three years imprisonment and ordered them to be lashed 90 times for running a brothel, exploiting prostitutes, encouraging vices and committing adultery.

Both were also ordered to be lashed 80 times for drinking alcohol at the brothel.

Rampel was fined Dh600 for staying in the country illegally and working for an employer other than his sponsor. Ahmed got an additional six months imprisonment for entering the country illegally.

Ruya Salma Khaled, Hirmala Simareedi and Riva Rafa Basheer were sentenced to three years and 90 lashes for committing adultery and working as prostitutes. They were fined Dh300 each for staying in the country illegally and another Dh300 for working for someone other than their sponsors.

Mohammed Haroun Fadel and Mohammed Ayyoub Abdul Rasheed were sentenced to nine months in jail and 95 lashes each for committing adultery.

Bharbar Nafeesa and Mohammed Shafi Abdullah were sentenced to three months each for committing adultery. The house which served as the brothel was ordered closed down.


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