UAE releases ‘unlawful sex’ couple and drops charges

A couple jailed for a month in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over “unlawful sex” have been released and the charges against them dropped.

Ukrainian Iryna Nohai and her South African fiancee Emlyn Culverwell were arrested in Abu Dhabi after a doctor discovered Ms Nohai was pregnant.

Sex outside marriage is illegal in the religiously conservative Gulf nation.

Mr Culverwell’s mother had pleaded for their release, saying “the only thing they did wrong was fall in love”.

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