Man to pay Dh20,000 for insulting a colleague on social media in UAE

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Dubai - The victim filed a complaint with the authorities.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021, 7:29 PM

The Abu Dhabi civil court has ordered a young man to pay Dh20,000 for insulting his colleague on social media.

The victim filed a complaint with the authorities, who prosecuted the defendant after investigations confirmed that he had insulted and undermined his colleague using information technology (IT).

Earlier, the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance had fined the offender Dh5,000 for violating online law. He was also ordered to delete the offensive messages from his phone, which was confiscated by the authorities.

The complainant had filed a civil lawsuit against the defendant demanding Dh100,000 in compensation for the moral and material damages he suffered.

The victim said that he was psychologically affected by the defendant’s insults and his reputation was tarnished.

The Abu Dhabi civil court heard both the parties and ruled that the defendant must pay Dh20,000 to the complainant in compensation for the damages he suffered.

The verdict stated that the victim felt distressed because of the defendant's bad behaviour.

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