A WOMEN World Cup official is facing 100 lashes and seven years behind bars after complaining about being raped while working for the World Cup organizers in Qatar.
Paola Schietekat, 28, from Mexico, left Qatar after she was sexually assaulted – but the allegations of her affair still stand.
The economist and anthropologist was working for the World Cup organizers when she alleges that she was raped by an associate who broke into her apartment and threatened to kill her.
She said she was wounded by the attack, with her left arm, shoulder and back covered in bruises.
Paola reported the June 6, 2021 attack at a Mexican consultation with Qatari police, who responded by accusing her of extramarital affairs, according to local reports.
“It was three hours of interrogation in Arabic, and at a certain point they asked for a virginity test,” she said.
“For some reason, I became the defendant.”
The 2022 World Cup staff member was later told by lawyers that one way to avoid conviction was to marry her attacker.
Upon learning of this, she decides to leave the country’s capital, Doha, to return home and loses what she calls her dream job.
“I have never breathed a sigh of relief more than when my passport was stamped,” she said.
“In Mexico, adrenaline stops and a slower process begins, although also complex and painful,” she admits.
However, the charges against Paola are said to remain valid and she will be sentenced on March 6.
If convicted, rape victims could face up to 100 lashes and seven years behind bars.
Qatar has been embroiled in scandals as the World Cup approaches, with reports of thousands of migrant workers dying in the country since the tournament was awarded in 2010 and harsh criticism of its success. government’s human rights department.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4749056/facing-lashes-years-in-qatar-jail/ I am facing 100 lashes and 7 years in a Qatar prison after I reported being raped, a female World Cup official says