In Qatar, Up to 3 years jail for illegal sex and 10 years for prostitution

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Extra-marital sex and adultery are illegal under Qatari law. Muslim or Non-Muslim involving themselves in illegal or immoral acts will have to face serious repercussions in Qatar. 

According to Article 296 of Qatar law whoever grooms female or Instigates, induces, seduces a female in any way to commit adultery shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of no less than one year and no more than three years.

Same law applies to those who also encourage male or female to commit illegal and immoral actions. 

The Penal Code No. 11 of 2004 deals with the crime of adultery, that anyone who indulges in sex with a female against her will shall be punished by death or life imprisonment, whether under duress or threat or deception, the penalty is death if the offender is one of the victim’s origins or one who took care of her and her education or one who has authority over her or a servant of her or of the mentioned persons.

Sodomy is also harshly dealt under Qatar law, you can be imprisoned upto 3 years or more. 

According to Qatar law, Article 1, Muslims who commit adultery will also be flogged according to provision of Islam.


Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“The fornicatress and the fornicator, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not pity withhold you in their case, in a punishment prescribed by Allaah, if you believe in Allaah and the Last Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment” [al-Noor 24:2] 

Prostitution is also severely dealt, whoever performs adultery or sodomy as with for a living shall be punished with imprisonment for a term up to ten years.

Article 298 states that,

Whoever performs adultery or sodomy as a profession or for a living shall be punished with imprisonment for a term up to ten years.

The same penalty shall be imposed on any person who exploits another person's immorality and prostitution.

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