A screenshot of the video clip of the abuse in Abu Dhabi.
PHOTO BY ABU DHABI POLICE
DUBAI – Police in Abu Dhabi have arrested a woman who was caught on video torturing her child.
Authorities said the woman is a Filipina who recently separated from her Emirati husband. According to Abu Dhabi Police on Wednesday (February 19), the woman has been referred to the public prosecution for legal action.
Videos have circulated on social media showing the woman torturing her child, causing public outrage. It appeared that the woman filmed herself assaulting her own child and then posted three video clips on social media to taunt her husband.
Police said that the woman admitted hurting her child after claiming to have marital problems with her ex-husband, who filed a police report after seeing the videos of the abuse.
The woman, who is now married to another man, has custody of her child with her ex-husband. In one of the disturbing footage of the abuse, she is seen dragging her daughter on the floor.
The UAE’s child protection law stipulates a range of punishments for child abuse, with violators facing up to 10 years in jail. ICA/Expat Media
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