A Norwegian woman sentenced to prison in Dubai after reporting she was raped was set free with a full pardon on Monday after her case sparked an outcry.
Marte Dalelv flashes a smile at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai, on July 22, 2013. Dalelv says she is free to leave the United Arab Emirates after she was sentenced of an extramarital sex charge after reporting being raped by a co-worker in March.
Marte Dalelv, 24, expressed relief at the end of a four-month ordeal which had seen her prosecuted and convicted for extramarital sex, perjury and consuming alcohol without a licence, after she lodged the complaint against her boss.
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