Man Sentenced to Prison in Abu Dhabi for Calling his Fiancée Idiot on Whatsapp
A court in Abu Dhabi recently sentenced a man to a suspended sentence of two months' imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 dirhams for insulting his fiancée on Whatsapp.
In the United Arab Emirates, cybercrime is no joke. A man recently experienced it after calling her fiancée “idiot” on the Whatsapp application. Although the man mentioned a bad joke when he appeared before the court, the message earned him a suspended sentence of 2 months’ imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 dirhams (4,445 dollars).
Cybercrime in UAE
In the United Arab Emirates, the law on cybercrime is very strict. Any offensive publication via social networks is considered a cybercrime and those who have been convicted are liable to a prison sentence and a fine of up to one million dirhams.
While this type of case is not new in the Kingdom, some have preferred to react with humour.