Liverpool woman faces Arab prison for adultery
A Liverpool businesswoman is facing 12 months inside an Arab prison after her husband shopped her to the police for having an affair. Sally Antia, 43, was arrested in the early hours of May 2, along with her lover as they left a five star hotel in Dubai.
The case follows the release of Marnie Pearce, back in April, who spent three months in jail for cheating on her husband in the strict Muslim emirate.
Married for 14 years, mother of two Sally, admitted to adultery which carries a prison sentence and deportation. The pair had spent six nights at the plush £477-a-night Radisson Dubai Deira Creek hotel before her husband discovered the affair and tipped off police, the a national newspaper reported.
Having lived in the United Arab Emirate for 12 years, Sally and her husband Vincent have two daughters thought to be 11 and 13.
Police confiscated Sally's passport and banned her from leaving Dubai while the case is dealt with by the courts. Her un-named British boyfriend, aged 44, is also prohibited from leaving. He denied all charges and will face a hearing next month.
A source told the newspaper: "She is mortified. Her husband has wrought the ultimate revenge. She is trying to come to terms with the fact her life and career could lie in tatters.
"No one here believes she would be able to cope with prison. She has two children and shes desperately worried about what will happen to them."
Unconfirmed reports claim Vincent is seeking a divorce and custody of their daughters.
Posted by: ryuge 2009-05-26