All charges against a South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee over unlawful sex in the UAE have been dropped, South Africa’s Times Live newspaper reports.
Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were reportedly arrested after a doctor discovered Ms Nohai, who had stomach cramps, was pregnant. They were arrested for sex outside of marriage, which is illegal in the UAE.
Mr Culverwell’s mother had pleaded for their release, saying “the only thing they did wrong was fall in love”. South Africa’s foreign ministry had not been able to help the couple as it was a matter of domestic UAE law, according to News24.