Man in UAE court for making wife's video, sharing it

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Dubai - He has been sentenced to six months in jail and Dh10,000 fine.

By Web Report

Published: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 6:05 PM

Last updated: Wed 30 Oct 2019, 8:24 PM

The Federal Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a retrial in a case in which a man was sentence to prison, a fine, and closure of his WhatsApp account for making a video of his wife and sending it to her mother.

The appellant said that he had made a video of his complaining wife and sent it to her mother to make her aware of her behaviour, Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm said in a report.

He stressed that no one else had seen the video and it was only shared with the wife's mother, stressing that he didn't violate any cybercrime laws.

Court documents state that the public prosecution has accused the man of invading his wife's privacy, assaulting her, causing her injury that prevented her from doing her personal duties for 20 days, and insulting her.

The Court of First Instance had sentenced the man to 6 months in prison, Dh10,000 fine, closure of WhatsApp account, seizure of mobile phone, and deportation. The court also sent the case to the civil court for further legal procedures.

The man challenged the ruling in a higher court, which dropped the deportation part of the punishment, while retaining the rest of the lower court's decision. The man then approached the supreme court.

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