Flogging was also imposed as punishment for defamation of character, and drug or alcohol abuse.There were credible reports that some authorities used leather straps and canes to administer floggings, which left substantial bruising, welts, and open wounds on the recipients' bodies.
In March, the Dubai Shari'a court sentenced a pregnant Asian housemaid to 150 lashes and deportation for adultery.
He also told police that she broke his heart when she cut off her relationship with him. When she told me that she wants to give her attention to her husband and children, I got very angry and so I threatened her but I did not intend to execute the threats,” the accused told investigators.
When he appeared before the court, AA denied threatening and blackmailing the complainant but admitted to talking to her, claiming that it was only via Black Berry.
The government has made steady progress in addressing the problem of trafficking of women in the sex trade and children in the camel racing industry.
In July, the government enacted a law, immediately enforceable, criminalizing the participation of children under age 18 in camel racing.