05 Apr '11, 10am

A 14-year-old Arab schoolgirl has been detained on a charge of adultery for the past two weeks in the UAE

DUBAI - A 14-YEAR-OLD Arab schoolgirl has been detained on a charge of adultery for the past two weeks and forced to undergo a virginity test in the United Arab Emirates, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Gulf News said police in the conservative emirate of Ajman had arrested the teenager after she met up with her boyfriend on the roof of her family home. She has since been forced to undergo a gynaecological examination which 'confirmed she was still a virgin", the unnamed girl's father was quoted as saying by the English-language daily. 'The police have ruined the future of my daughter as she missed the school exam. She has been in police custody since March 22,' the father protested, adding that bail had been refused and the girl was being held with adult women. The paper said the man involved in the case, in his mid-20s, was later arrested in in a neighbouring emirate. '...

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