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Verbal abuse during livestream in Abu Dhabi: Prosecutors launch investigation

Prosecutors in Abu Dhabi have launched an investigation into allegations that a woman verbally abused an author during a live-streamed video in the capital.

According to the Judicial Department, the Arab woman, whose nationality was not disclosed, was accused of “attacking the privacy” of the author during a book fair held in Abu Dhabi. The verbal abuse was caught on video, which the woman also took without the consent of the victim.

“The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has begun taking legal measures against an Arab woman accused of stirring up public opinion and attacking privacy using the information network, by verbally assaulting a person participating in the book fair event that was held in the country during the last period,” according to Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution.

Slander, swearing or defaming someone on social media and other online platforms is against the UAE’s anti-cybercrime law. UAE prosecutors have warned that violators could be sentenced to jail and fined up to Dh500,000. ICA/Expat Media

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