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Woman jailed, fined Dh250,000 over indecent videos


DUBAI – An Arab woman has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined Dh250,000 for posting indecent videos on social media.

The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi handed over the verdict on Wednesday, finding the woman guilty of “broadcasting video clips that violated public morals and promoted debauchery”.

The woman was arrested in Abu Dhabi last December after authorities, acting on complaints from social media users, monitored her accounts on SnapChat, Instagram and Twitter and found that she promoted immoral videos.

Investigation by the Attorney-General’s Office also revealed that the woman hid behind the name Damani on social media, which she used to post video clips that “violated public morals and promoted debauchery.”

She was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department of Abu Dhabi’s Cyber Crime division and her computer and electronic devices were seized upon request of the public prosecution.

Her social media accounts were also deactivated. DAJ/Expat Media


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