Residents who aren’t familiar with the UAE’s strict cybercrime laws….let this be a reminder!
An Abu Dhabi court recently sentenced a young GCC national for 60 days in jail and fined him AED20,000.
The man had sent his fiancée a message calling her an ‘idiot’ (habla in Arabic) on WhatsApp.
According to a report on Emarat Al Youm, the man claimed in court that he used the word in a joking manner, but the woman took it as an insult and filed a court complaint against him.
Sending anything offensive on social media is considered a cybercrime in the UAE
You can be jailed and fined AED250,000 up to AED1 million for offending anybody in the country.