Three months in jail for sex on the beach

I’ve reported on this before here and here. The couple has been sentenced now. It could have been up to six years in jail but they were given just three months, a $350 fine, and are to be deported from the country. I agree with:

Analysts here say their punishment is meant to strike a balance — by showing that expats must respect local laws, while maintaining the Emirate’s image of being welcoming to Westerners.

I don’t agree with the law but I think the judge did the right thing.