Man denies harassing woman

DUBAI — A 29-year-old unemployed Emirati man, H.C., yesterday pleaded not guilty to the charges of harassment of a married Emirati woman, M.A., 25, and threatening to defame her. He instead told the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance that he had an affair with the woman.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 7 Mar 2008, 9:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:38 PM

According to the court records, H.C. had threatened to defame M.A. from February, 2007 using morphed pictures if she refused to go out with him to Rafaa area.

During yesterday's hearing, H.C. denied he had harassed M.A., saying he was, in fact, in a relation with her. He asked for a statement of calls from Etisalat to prove his argument. M.A. had told the Public Prosecution that H.C. had introduced himself as R.B. He had been harassing her from February 2007 by calling her over the phone at her workplace.

In the end, she changed her number but three days later she was surprised to receive a call from him on the new number.

He boasted of knowing a contact at Etisalat.

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