DUBAI – A court in Dubai has ruled in favour of a Filipino man who suffered severe injuries after he jumped off a balcony to escape two men who wanted to rape him.
The Yemeni and Sudanese attackers, both 19, were convicted of attempted rape and sentenced to one year in jail. They were also ordered to pay Dh21,000 in compensation to the victim.
They will be deported after serving their sentence, the Dubai Criminal Court ruled.
According to court records, the 41-year-old Filipino was invited to the Al Qusais home of the men who offered to help him secure a job.
While in the living room, the men attempted to rape him at knifepoint. He was able to flee and had jumped off the balcony of the apartment on the first floor.
“I ran and jumped off the balcony. There was no other way to escape,” the Filipino told the court.
He broke his back, arms and leg after the fall during the May 14 incident, records showed. GAD/Expat Media
Filipino expats in UAE debut in OFW the Movie
Miss Universe Catriona Gray to visit Dubai in September?
Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to debut in Jeddah World Fest
Pakistani jailed for ramming Dubai Police car with stolen vehicle
Dh49 Filipino party at Dubai Laguna Waterpark to return
Snakes, mosquitos plague luxury Dubai community
Watch stunt driving caught on camera: 4 arrested in Fujairah, Ajman
Dionisia Pacquiao P1.39 million tax case dismissed
Soon, Dubai traffic fine info on WhatsApp
Dubai community bans plastic bottles, straws