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Threatening public servants in UAE can land one in jail: Public prosecution

Wam/Abu Dhabi
Filed on October 16, 2020

The public prosecution seeks to educate members of the community and prevent violations resulting from ignorance of law.

Assault on public employees in the UAE is a crime is punishable by imprisonment, the Federal Public Prosecution has warned.

In an awareness video the authority posted on its social media accounts on Friday, it stressed that under Article 248 of the Federal Penal Code: ''Any person who uses force, violence or threat against a public servant or a person entrusted with a public service, to unlawfully compel him to perform or omit any of his duties, even if his objective was not reached, and if such a person reaches his objective, the penalty shall be a jail sentence for no less than one year.''

With the video, the public prosecution seeks to educate members of the community and prevent violations resulting from ignorance of laws, it said.


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