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Man fined Dh500,000 for using profane language


DUBAI – A 29-year-old Lebanese man lost his appeal and will be paying a Dh500,000 fine for using profane language inside a nightclub where he called two sisters prostitutes.

One of the Lebanese sisters said that the man hit her arm and cursed her while she had a heated argument with a female club goer who was sitting beside them.

“He rushed from the back and hit me… he tried to beat me again when I pushed him away. However, other clubbers stopped him. My sister and I heard him abusing us. Then we reported the matter to the police,” she told prosecutors.

In January, the Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced the man to three months in jail and fined him Dh500,000 for using profane language. He was acquitted of assaulting and cursing the sisters, who waived their complaint.

The man appealed the judgement to seek a reduced fined and shorter jail term, but the judge this week rejected his appeal and upheld the ruling. The Lebanese man will be deported after he completes his jail term.

A police officer testified that the Lebanese man claimed that he worked in the nightclub and intervened to stop the fight between the sisters and another woman at the club.

The man claimed that the sisters cursed him, which allegedly prompted him to also curse them. GAD/Expat Media


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