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Tough penalties for exposing trafficking victims in UAE

 

DUBAI – The UAE Public Prosecution has warned against penalties for those who reveal names or publish photos of victims or witnesses in human trafficking cases.

Under the UAE law, whoever publishes by any means of publication the names or photographs of victims or witnesses involved in human trafficking cases shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dh10,000 or one of the two.

According to the Public Prosecution, its latest warning is part of an “ongoing campaign to heighten legal culture and awareness among members of the public”. ICA/Expat Media


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