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Abu Dhabi Criminal Court convicts woman for violating book fair attendees’ privacy


The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court has sentenced an Arab woman accused of inciting public opinion on social media, invading privacy and verbally abusing a participant at the country’s recent book fair by broadcasting a live video on social media networks attack.

The court decided to sentence the offender to six months’ imprisonment and a fine of Dh50,000 for violating the victim’s privacy, delete all photos and audio recordings, confiscate the equipment used, permanently close his Twitter account, and impose a fine. Insult is punishable by a fine of Dh10,000. The court granted a three-year reprieve from the date of the final judgment and deported her after serving her sentence.

The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution Authority has taken the necessary legal steps in the case after the video, which showed the accused verbally attacking the victim and questioning him for previous convictions, was released and reposted on several social media platforms. Appearances at public events against him in one case abroad.

After the investigation, the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecutor’s Office charged the woman with charges of incitement to public opinion, invasion of privacy on social media networks, insult and defamation, and decided to transfer the matter to the competent criminal court and demanded that she be punished in accordance with the Penal Code . Provisions of Federal Decree No. 34 of 2021 on Combating Rumors and Cybercrime.


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