“Thank you to everyone who has donated…. my promise to you is to thank each and every individual at some point when this nightmare is over.  “I miss my family so much. They send me pictures and there’s nothing better than that to make me smile.”  The Foreign Commonwealth Office has confirmed it is “supporting a British woman” will “remain in contact with her family.”  After posting an online appeal for help, Zara’s mum Sue Barber wrote: “Please help my daughter.  “She was raped while on holiday. She reported this to the police and now she is being held on the grounds of sexual activity outside marriage.  “We are not a rich family and cannot afford to pay for the defence she so desperately needs.  “I am going out of my mind with worry.”  Radha Stirling, founder and director of Detained in Dubai, said the nation’s treatment of rape victims is “tremendously disturbing”.  She said: “The UAE has a long history of penalising rape victims.  “It is still not safe for victims to report these crimes to the police without the risk of suffering a double punishment.  “Police regularly fail to differentiate between consensual intercourse and violent rape. Victims go to them expecting justice, and end up being prosecuted.  “They not only invalidate their victimisation, they actually punish them for it.”  A Foreign Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: “We are supporting a British woman in relation to this case and will remain in contact with her family.”