FREEDOM! Woman Arrested After Reporting Rape, Released from Dubai Prison

July 22, 2013 AT 5:31 PM
CNN reports 24 year-old Marte Dalelv has been pardoned from criminal charges in Dubai. The BBC says the Norwegian woman was travelling for business and raped in her hotel by a colleague. Dubai authorities arrested her attacked but also took Dalelv into custody for having unlawful sex, making a false statement, and illegal consumption of alcohol. The BBC adds international outrage prompted authorities in the UAE to release the woman.