Date Published: 15 November 2000
Categories: Middle East And North Africa, UAE
Pifatool Karima, Sri Lankan national, and 4 unnamed Emirati men and women have been sentenced to flogging by a Shari'a (Islamic) court in the Emirate of Fujairah. Pifatool Karima was reportedly sentenced to 120 lashes and 14 months imprisonment for adultery, and will be deported after serving her sentence. An Indian man tried for the same crime was apparently acquitted.