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Doha AFP - Qatar has banned "The Danish Girl" movie -- about an artist who undergoes one of the world's first sex changes and which stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne -- from cinemas, officials announced Monday. The move follows protests online about the "depravity" of the film, which had begun screening at some cinemas in Doha this month. The film, which is loosely based on the lives of two Danish painters in the s, had first been screened in Qatar last Thursday.
A year-old Dutch woman is being held in Qatar on suspicion of adultery after she said she was raped while on holiday there, her lawyer and Dutch media said Saturday. The woman says she was drugged in a hotel, and that she realised she had been raped when she woke up in an unfamiliar apartment. A Dutch foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed the arrest but said the young woman, whom she named as Laura, has not been charged.
A Doha court on Monday convicted a Dutch woman of adultery and handed her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar earlier this year. She had been released and was in the care of the Dutch embassy, a spokesperson said. The male defendant, said by a court official to be Syrian and named as Omar Abdullah al-Hasan, was sentenced to lashes for the illicit sex and 40 lashes for consuming alcohol.
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Doha, Qatar. Photo via Flickr user Jimmy Baikovicius. It's a rotten place to have spent your final night on Earth — it looks how a 90s teen sitcom might have imagined a nightclub, with futuristic pod chairs clustered around white lacquered tables and watchful men in dark poplin going out -out shirts leering at the action on a sunken dancefloor.
And they especially wanted to shield their daughters from the downsides of Western culture. Learning was fine, acquiring job skills was great, and familiarity with the world at large was okay if necessary. But the other foibles of youth that American campuses contained—social rebellion, sexual experimentation, drug and alcohol abuse, a debased online culture, and secular questioning of religious beliefs—not so good. Has it worked?