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Anyone caught smuggling or leaking confidential documents in the UAE will face a fine of up to Dh1 million and jail time of not less than one year.
Under the UAE law, “a detention for a minimum term of one year or a fine of no less than Dh50,000 and no more than Dh1,000,000, either of these two penalties shall be imposed on whoever intentionally destructs, smuggles outside the State, copies or discloses the content of a confidential document without the necessary permission to do so.’’
The same penalties also apply to whoever steals a confidential document. Harsher penalties may also be imposed, depending on the severity of the case.
The UAE Public Prosecution also reiterated on Monday (March 27) that anyone who intentionally destroys a public document will be fined up to Dh100,000 and jailed.
The Public Prosecution said that intentional destruction of public, historic and national documents is a violation of the Federal Law on National Library and Archives.
The penalty is a fine ranging from Dh40,000 to Dh100,000, and jail time of up to eight months. ICA/Expat Media
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