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Three years in prison for mum who tried to sell her baby in UAE

Old Jul 7th 2013, 11:08 am
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Default Three years in prison for mum who tried to sell her baby in UAE

3 years and deportation?

What's your thoughts on this, from what I see of it, I reckon she is young (22), destitute and thought (naively) that junior would have a better life with an Emirati family.

"When I asked her why she was selling her baby, she said she was so poor, she wouldn't be able to support her back in her country, and that she needed the money to return to her country"
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All very sad, should she have been offered compassion? Or does the punishment fit the crime of human trafficking and prostitution (although the latter charge is not expanded upon).

3 years followed by deportation (and she'll have to buy her own ticket to get back or she'll stay in jail until she does).
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Old Jul 7th 2013, 11:30 am
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so she could be in jail for the rest of her life, how sad. How sad to have to sell your own child in the first place.
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so she could be in jail for the rest of her life, how sad. How sad to have to sell your own child in the first place.
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so she could be in jail for the rest of her life, how sad. How sad to have to sell your own child in the first place.
Quite tragic that it becomes the only option you think you have.
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Quite tragic that it becomes the only option you think you have.
And to think the Emirates considers itself to have a legal system the equal of Europe...
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And to think the Emirates considers itself to have a legal system the equal of Europe...
It's just tragic from all angles.

That she can't afford a flight home and has nobody to help her.
That she felt the only option was to sell her baby.
That she got deserted by the father when he knew shit would hit the fan.
That she gets jailtime and deported only when she can pay for it (no time soon).
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Given that such minor crimes are punished so severely, one can at least rest knowing that more violent crimes such as kidnapping and raping women would get a much larger sentence
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Given that such minor crimes are punished so severely, one can at least rest knowing that more violent crimes such as kidnapping and raping women would get a much larger sentence
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It's just tragic from all angles.

That she can't afford a flight home and has nobody to help her.
That she felt the only option was to sell her baby.
That she got deserted by the father when he knew shit would hit the fan.
That she gets jailtime and deported only when she can pay for it (no time soon).
and she won't be a one off case there will be others like her
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She is being punished for being poor .
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