Man involved in incest jailed

ABU DHABI — An Asian and his niece, who were involved in an incestuous relationship, have been sentenced to three years in jail by the Supreme Federal Court, which upheld the verdict of Umm Al Quwain Criminal Court. M. Khan, who was also found guilty of shooting video footage of the girl and himself in the incestuous act, would be deported after he serves term, while the girl would be allowed to stay back because her parents live in the country.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Tue 6 Dec 2005, 10:24 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:18 PM

The Public Prosecution referred M. Khan and his niece J. Khan to Umm Al Quwain Criminal Court on charge of indulging in incest, besides shooting video clips of them in compromising position. The Public Prosecution also accused them of being involved in an illegitimate relationship despite being aware that it was taboo under the Islamic Shariah Law. The Public Prosecution requested that the two accused be tried according to the rules of the Islamic Shariah and Articles 312/3, 362/1 and 343 of the Federal Penal Code.

During the trial, the two confessed to the crime. The court issued the sentences but exempted the unmarried girl from deportation, as her parents were living in the country. The two accused appealed before the Ajman Court, which quashed the verdict on grounds that the case was not in the jurisdiction of Umm Al Quwain Court, and referred the lawsuit to the Public Prosecution. The Public Prosecution contested the Ajman Court's verdict at the Supreme Federal Court, which upheld the verdict of the Umm Al Quwain Court.

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