September 30, 2023

Mexican woman sentenced to 100 lashes and 7 years in prison for reporting sexual assault in Qatar

Paula Chiticat took pictures of the injuries and went to the police, but the assailant was acquitted and accused of having an affair with him; Mexico’s foreign minister will help you

play / twitter / paola7katPaula Chiticat was able to return to Mexico after being convicted in Qatar

Mexican Paula Chiticat27 years old, sentenced to Qatar He was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 100 lashes after denouncing that he had been a victim of sexual assault while working as a behavioral economist at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body responsible for regulating World Cup 2022. as revealed by Forbes MexicoShe mentioned that a man entered her room during the night and sexually assaulted her. The next day, June 6, 2021, Paola photographed her injuries and went to the police to file a complaint accompanied by Mexico’s ambassador to Qatar, Graciela G√≥mez, and then-consul Luis Alberto Ancona. Without proficiency in Arabic, the victim explained what had happened and the local authorities told her not to proceed with the complaint.

After the interrogation, the authorities requested her cell phone, claiming that she wanted to make sure she was not in a romantic relationship with the man she was accusing of the abuse. Her lawyer and legal representative gave her the solution: to marry the aggressor. The Mexican would also have been instructed to wear a jacket to look like a “woman of good morals”. She did not agree, and after being convicted of the crime of extramarital affair, the economist was able to return to Mexico with the help of the High Commission. The man accused of the violations was acquitted of all charges. Paula met, on Friday, 18, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, who was informed that the legal advisor to the agency will be responsible for defending her in Qatar and ensuring that her rights as a Mexican citizen are respected. “I recognize your courage and determination,” declared the secretary.