Worker accused of insulting 'crazy' boss in UAE via email acquitted


Worker accused of insulting crazy boss in UAE via email acquitted

Abu Dhabi - There was no sufficient evidence to convict him


Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 4:06 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 6:18 PM

A worker who was accused of sending an insulting email to his boss in which he purportedly described him as 'crazy' has been cleared of the charge.
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance acquitted the Arab man of the charge of violating the cyber law because there was no sufficient evidence to convict him.
Official court documents stated that the authorities prosecuted the man after his boss, the director of a department at a private firm in Abu Dhabi, complained the Arab sent him "abusive and insulting messages" via email.
The boss said that in the email, the worker also described him as a crazy person. He said in his lawsuit that the employee demeaned him as other employees were copied on the email.
Prosecutors had charged the man with using electronic means to insult and abuse his boss.
The Arab man had denied the charge. He told court that he sent the email to the director of the department, a manager of the section and some other employees. He denied describing anyone as crazy in the email.
His lawyer claimed that the word 'crazy' that was in used in the statement was just in reference to a procedure and not any particular person. He said it wasn't intended to demean or insult anyone in the department.
The lawyer demanded that his client be cleared of the charge because there was no evidence to prove that his mail was intended to insult anyone.
The court cleared the employee after it ruled that there was no evidence to prove that the defendant was referring to the director when he used the word 'crazy'.

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