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A Dubai court fined a man Dh5,000 for using surveillance cameras to film his wife inside their home.
The British resident, 38, filmed his wife while she was naked or changing without her permission.
The repeated actions occurred at the couple’s house in Jumeirah Village Circle and continued even after the wife discovered what was going on and told him to stop.
In April of last year, she contacted the police and filed a criminal case against her husband, which led to him being brought before a judge.
Many videos featured her nude or partially dressed at home after the CCTV cameras were installed in their villa.
“He said they were to monitor the behavior of our helper, but when the cameras were once switched off, he became very upset,” she said.
“I told him it was fine because I was at home with the helper and could monitor her, but he insisted on turning them back on.”
She later found several images and video recordings of herself on her husband’s mobile phone and realized he had been filming her for years.
“I repeatedly asked him to stop taking my photos and clips and even sent him text messages asking the same, but he completely ignored my requests,” she told prosecutors.
In December, the man was referred to the Dubai Courts of Misdemeanors, where he was found guilty of violating his wife’s privacy. He denied the charge in court.
His phone was confiscated, and the court fined him Dh5,000. The man has filed an appeal against the verdict.
The court did not rule on whether the pair should remain together. BKM/ Expat Media
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