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Two expatriate women sentenced to jail in absentia

Qatar Court

Two expatriate women have been sentenced in absentia to six months in jail by a Doha Criminal Court for stealing some gold and jewellery items from a shop at Souq Waqif.

Local Arabic daily Arrayah has reported that the court has also ordered their deportation upon serving their sentence. The two were spotted on the video recording of the surveillance camera of the shop, stealing some pieces of gold and leaving.

According to the file of the case, the two entered the shop claiming they wanted to buy some jewellery and started to try on items. While the saleswoman was attending to them, they hid some of the pieces in their handbags and left the shop. The two were given a light sentence because the victim renounced his claims in the court.


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