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Up to Dh1 million fine for these social media posts in UAE


DUBAI – The Dubai Police reminded social media users that what they post on the internet may land them in serious trouble to the tune of up to Dh1 million.

In a new video posted on social media, Dubai Police said certain social media posts can be considered a criminal violation, which is subject to massive fines and jail time.

Here’s a breakdown of posts you should avoid

– Offending Islamic sanctities or rituals

– Offending the sanctities or rituals of other religions

– Insulting any religion

– Insulting any religious symbol

– Encouraging, inciting or promoting sin

– Violation of people’s rights and privacy

– Discrimination

Penalty: Fine ranging from Dh250,000 to Dh1 million

There is an additional punishment of 7 years in jail for any post against God, His prophets, messengers or Islam.

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