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Woman jailed, fined Dh250,000 for posting indecent videos in UAE

The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced a woman to jail for promoting obscene videos on social media

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Dubai: Authorities in Abu Dhabi sentenced a woman to one year in jail and issued a Dh250,000 fine for promoting indecent videos on social networking sites.

The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi sentenced the Arab woman on Wednesday after she was found guilty of “broadcasting video clips that violated public morals and promoted debauchery,” according to the Arabic daily Al Khaleej.

The suspect’s social media accounts were also de-activated. 

The Cyber Crime Court in Abu Dhabi arrested the female suspect last December after investigations revealed that she created accounts on social networking sites – Snap Chat, Instagram and Twitter – to promote immoral videos.

The Office of the UAE Attorney-General said it monitored the woman’s activity on the internet, and through its investigation, found that the suspect had indeed broken the law.

The Attorney-General’s Office also found that woman had created a social media account under the name Damani, “which broadcasted video clips that violated public morals and promoted debauchery.”

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Abu Dhabi’s Cyber Crime division then seized the woman’s computer and other electronic devices, upon the request of the Public Prosecution.

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