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Up to Dh1 million fine, imprisonment for destroying historic, national documents

In pursuit of federal law on National Library and Archives, whoever intentionally impairs documents shall be sentenced to detention for a minimum term of no less than eight months and a fine of no less than Dh40,000 and no more than Dh100,000, or either of the two penalties.

However, any individual who intentionally destructs, smuggles outside the state, copies, or discloses the content of a confidential document without the necessary permits shall be imposed detention for a minimum of one year of a fine of no less than Dh50,000 and no more than Dh1,000,000, or either of the two penalties.

In the event of stealing a document or obstructing the implementation of this law, the same penalties, depending on the classification of the document, shall be applied. RZSP/Expat Media

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