Dubai: Man jailed for posting video of sleeping colleague on Facebook

He will be deported after being released from prison



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Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 7 Sep 2022, 9:14 AM

Last updated: Wed 7 Sep 2022, 5:57 PM

A 33-year-old driver has been sentenced to three months in prison in Dubai after sharing a video of his colleague — sleeping in his underwear.

The victim filed a case after the video went viral, even making the rounds in a number of Facebook groups, court records show. He told the authorities that the clip was posted without his consent.

The victim identified the accused as a driver who worked in the same company as him. The driver's residence visa has expired and was not renewed. He then went to the victim's room in the morning of the incident to ask him to mediate with the management of the company to get financial compensation. This was when he filmed the victim and posted the video to Facebook without his consent.

According to the investigations, the accused confessed to his act and stated that he filmed the victim to testify that he had not received his salaries from a company he was working for earlier, so the court convicted him.

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