Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Australian woman drugged and raped by three men in UAE and then jailed for "adultery..."

An Australian woman is suing a luxury United Arab Emirates resort after she was jailed for adultery when she complained of being drugged and raped by three men.

Alica Gali, from Brisbane, was sentenced to 12 months in prison after an assault by three co-workers while drinking at the Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort staff bar in Fujairah, UAE in June 2008.

After reporting the incident to police, Ms Gali was jailed for adultery and served eight months before being pardoned in March 2009 and returning to Australia.

At a hearing in Brisbane Supreme Court on Friday, Maurice Blackburn lawyers were granted leave to sue the hotel, alleging Ms Gali's employer breached its workplace obligations by failing to have systems in place to protect their workers against assault. More...

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1 comment:

  1. The circumstances in June 2008 concerning Alicia Gali, a former employee of the Le Méridien Al Aqah hotel, were deplorable. While the hotel worked diligently on Ms. Gali’s behalf, the authorities investigated and prosecuted the case under the local laws. Additionally, the men involved were also prosecuted and each served prison terms before being deported. As for Ms. Gali’s lawsuit, we disagree with the allegations.

    The hotel management provided support and assistance to Ms. Gali and her family throughout that time including assisting with medical support, arranging for financial support, assistance with the investigation, liaising with her representative Australian embassy and coordinating and arranging affairs with her family in Australia.

    As this matter is part of an open investigation, we cannot comment further at this time.

    The safety and security of our associates and guests continues to be a paramount priority.