Two Emiratis to be Flogged in Public for Raping Nine-Year-Old Boy

Published May 18th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A court has sentenced two Emirati men who abducted and repeatedly raped a nine-year-old boy to three public floggings and two years each in prison, the Emirati Gulf News daily reported Thursday. 

The Islamic court in Ras Al-Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, ruled that the two men will receive a total of 270 lashes over three floggings after Friday prayers outside a mosque, the Gulf News said. 

It also handed down a two-year jail term on each of the men for the attack. 

The child, who had been found bleeding, spent a month in hospital while the two rapists managed to elude a wide scale police manhunt, the daily added.  

But the boy had enough presence of mind to describe the car he had been abducted in -  


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