A British woman facing jail for extra-marital sex after reporting an alleged gang rape on holiday in Dubai has told of her “nightmare” and said she’s “petrified”.
Zara-Jayne Moisey, 25, told police in the United Arab Emirates she was violently raped by two British men in the city last month.
But instead of being treated as a victim, Zara, from Widnes, who is single after splitting from her husband, was reportedly locked up on suspicion of extra-marital sex and later charged with the offence.
Her passport has been confiscated and she now faces a trial, claim her family and friends.
Her desperate family have now launched an online appeal to raise £25,000 for the legal fees needed to pay for her defence. So far nearly £15,000 has been raised.
Zara – has told of her “nightmare” ordeal and admitted she is “petrified” and missing her family.
Zara, now on bail in a safe house, sent a message to her dad Chris Moisey thanking people for her support.
“I want to say a huge thank you to everybody for supporting me. Without the loving, kind and supportive words I couldn’t get through the long days.
“It’s petrifying out here alone but I have to stay strong. There are many hurdles to cross and many emotional, fearful times ahead.”
The two alleged attackers are also understood to have been arrested and bailed.
Police in the country are understood to be investigating mobile phone footage of the alleged attack as investigations continue.
Source: Mirror UK | ANTHONY BOND