British mother and her lover jailed for two months for adultery in Dubai.
It's the same old story. Woman meets Muslim man and falls in love. They marry and move to a Muslim country. Life is beautiful - for a while. Then things don't work out. If you are in a civilized country, all that happens is a divorce.
If you are in a Muslim country, you end up jailed, deported and you lose your kids. Forever.
When will Western women learn?
A British mother has been sentenced to two months in a Dubai prison after she and her boyfriend were found guilty of adultery - a crime in the ultra-strict Gulf state.
Sally Antia was arrested after her estranged husband Vincent told police she was conducting an affair with Mark Hawkins, a construction manager.
Mr Antia, a 48-year-old pilot, is thought to have informed police about the affair to benefit from laws under which 'wronged' husbands get custody of the children.
Now both Mrs Antia, 44, who has lived in Dubai for 13 years, and her 43-year-old boyfriend will spend the next month in the spartan Al Aweer prison after which they will be deported to Britain.
Under Emirati law, there is very little legal provision for Mrs Antia to get custody of her two girls, aged 11 and 13, who are being looked after by their father in Dubai.
And being convicted of a ' dishonour' crime could wreck her chances completely.
Friends of Mr and Mrs Antia said their marriage had been in trouble for years, but that they had agreed to stay together for the sake of their children.
One friend said: 'They were open about the fact that their relationship was over.
'Vincent was happy for Sally to go out with other people. He knew about it and it wasn't a problem. So everyone was astonished when they heard that he had informed the police on her.'