Woman held for posting video likely to incite hatred

DG Staff

ABU DHABI 7 July 2023: The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution (PP) has ordered the imprisonment of a woman of Arab nationality, in connection with the investigation initiated into the publication by the accused of a video on social media likely to incite hate speech, and which constitutes an affront to men and domestic workers, in violation of general customs and ethics.

It had ordered the arrest of the accused woman, in the context of the “buzz” generated by the posting of the offending video on various social media platforms, while taking all legal measures to deal with the incident and conduct the necessary investigations, said Wam.

The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution affirmed that that these types of conduct are punishable by UAE law under Article 7 of Federal Decree-Law No. 2 of 2015 On Combating Discrimination and Hatred provides that “Any person, who commits any act involving hate speech by any means of expression or by any other means, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not less than five years and to a fine not less than Dh500,000 and not exceeding Dh1 million or either one of these two penalties.”

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