Three people get jail term for illegal hunting

ABU DHABI - The Court of First Instance in Al Ain has sentenced three people to one year each and fined them Dh20, 000 each on the charges of illegal hunting of gazelle at Heir wildlife sanctuary in Al Ain.

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Published: Thu 13 Aug 2009, 7:42 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:21 AM

It also sentenced the third accused to additional six months over assaulting a public employee, who was trying to prevent the crime.

On June 23, the three accused hunted the gazelle at the Al Heir sanctuary by using the hunting hounds. One of the accused attacked the employee in charge of the sanctuary and fled. To conceal their crime, they modified the appearance of their car used in the crime. The lower court cited in its verdict that the camouflage proved that the accused had committed the crime with intention to damage the wildlife for mere fun.

The verdicts were issued in accordance with the federal penal law number 24 of year 1999, on protection and development of wildlife and law number 22 of year 2005, on regulation of hunting in Abu Dhabi emirate and article 212 of criminal procedures law.

The verdicts come in line with sustained efforts being exerted by the emirate of Abu Dhabi in particular and the UAE in general to protect the environment and develop the natural resources.

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