Human Rights Groups have expressed outrage at the 16-month prison sentence handed out to the popular fairy-tale heroine. Not content with imprisoning Norwegian rape victims, the Dubai courts have signaled their intent to come down hard on all female protagonists guilty of lewd behavior or in “possession of a vagina”.
Although it was “Little Red” who first reported the incident to the police, the authorities quickly confiscated her red cape, basket and passport. While the “Big Bad Wolf” has a history of sexual violence and freely admits to swallowing “Granny”, it is Little Red who has been found guilty of extramarital sex and drinking the “wine” she was meant to be bringing to Granny’s house.
Dubai’s cosmopolitan and tax-free image is often at odds with its deeply conservative laws. An appeal based on the mitigating circumstances, that Little Red was delivering food to her sickly grandmother, is unlikely to succeed given that earlier this year Sleeping Beauty was arrested for being kissed in public to cure narcolepsy. Human Rights Watch has also been critical of the "less than humane” treatment of the Seven Dwarves as poorly paid construction workers in this popular tourist destination.
Despite both the “Lumberjack” and Granny attesting to hearing the Wolf threaten to eat Little Red with his “big mouth”, under United Arab Emirate law rape convictions can only be secured with four witnesses to the crime. In fact, all of Granny’s testimony is null and void due to her being the owner of cervix. UAE scientists have already proven that legal evidence corrupts the closer its proximity to ovaries.