He had her jailed for adultery, now she's headed to Australia with him
June 18, 2009 - 9:17AM
A British woman jailed for adultery in Dubai has been freed and has flown to Australia with the husband who reported her.
Sally Antia, 44, was released from prison on Tuesday and travelled with husband Vincent Antia to Brisbane on holiday in a bid to salvage their marriage, a source told the Daily Mail.
"Although she is British and could have gone back to the UK, she decided to fly to Brisbane. She and Vincent were booked on the same plane," the source said.
The mother of two was sentenced to two months in prison followed by deportation after her husband told authorities she was having a relationship with Mark Hawkins, a construction worker from the UK.
Vincent Antia claimed he tried to withdraw his complaint the following day, but said the matter was out of his hands as the justice system pursued the case.
Sally Antia and Hawkins served six weeks of their sentences, with one month of that time spent in police cells awaiting trial.
While she pleaded guilty, Hawkins originally denied the charge and claimed that as a tourist he was ignorant of strict laws relating to sex outside marriage in the United Arab Emirates.
He was due to be released and deported on Wednesday.