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Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has ordered the imprisonment of a woman of Arab nationality, in connection with an investigation into the publication by the accused of a video on social media likely to incite hate speech.

The Prosecution said the content of the video constitutes an affront to men and domestic workers.

The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution ordered the arrest of the accused woman, in the context of the “buzz” generated by the posting of the offending video on various social media platforms, while taking all legal measures to deal with the incident and conduct the necessary investigations.

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The Prosecution pointed out that these types of conducts are punishable by law in the UAE and that Article 7 of Federal Decree Law No. 2 of 2015 On Combating Discrimination and Hatred states: “Any person, who commits any act involving hate speech by any means of expression or by any other means, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not less than five years and to a fine not less than five hundred thousand dirhams and not exceeding one million dirhams or either one of these two penalties.”