Up to Dh400,000 fine for explicit content for kids

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 20 May 2021: The UAE Federal Public Prosecution has stated that it is prohibited to circulate any materials targeting children that encourage behaviours which violate the principles of public order and morality.

In a tweet, the Public Prosecution said that, according to Federal Law No. (3) of 2016 concerning child rights, also known as Wadeema’s Law, it is strictly prohibited to publish, view, circulate, produce or be in possession of any visual, audio, video or printed materials or games that target children and elicit sexual or other behaviour that goes against principles of public order and morality or may trigger any type of behavioural deviance.

According to Article 66 of Wadeema’s Law, violators “shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not less than one year and a fine not less than Dh100,000 and not exceeding Dh400,000.”

The Public Prosecution is publishing these legal tweets to heighten legal culture and awareness among members of the public.


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