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ABU DHABI: The Federal Public Prosecution has warned that assault on public employees is a crime punishable under the law.

In an awareness video posted on its social media accounts today, the Federal Public Prosecution stressed that under Article 248 of the Federal Penal Code, “Any person who uses force, violence or threat against a public servant or a person entrusted with a public service, to unlawfully compel him to perform or omit any of his duties, even if his objective was not reached, and if such a person reaches his objective, the penalty shall be a jail sentence for no less than one year.”

The Federal Public Prosecution said the publication of this video underlines the keenness of the Public Prosecution to promote legal awareness and foster the right culture among members of the community.