Man fined Dh500,000 in UAE for abusive voice note
Defendant had said he sent the message out of anger and not to insult or threaten.
A youth in Abu Dhabi has been jailed and fined Dh500,000 for sending an abusive voice note.
The youth was convicted of sending a threatening message through social media.
Official court documents stated that the complainant said the defendant demeaned him in the voice note and threatened to hurt him. Police investigations confirmed that the words used in the voice message were "undermining, abusive and threatening". The language used also showed disrespect for religion.
The defendant had said he sent the message out of anger and not to insult or threaten the complainant.
Prosecutors had charged the Arab man with violating certain sections of the cybercrime law, insulting the victim and threatening him.
The Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance had earlier sentenced the Arab man to four years in jail and fined him Dh500,000. The appellate court maintained the fine, but cut the jail term to one year. The Court of Cassation upheld the appellate court's ruling.
The UAE Cybercrime Law No. 5 of 2012 includes a range of violations and penalties, with fines ranging between Dh50,000 and Dh3 million depending on the type and severity of offence.
The runaway accomplice (main accused) is still being sought after in... READ MORE
The man grabbed the woman's hands and made her touch him, and also... READ MORE
They had robbed an investor's house in Sharjah. READ MORE
Motorists are advised to drive carefully and take alternate routes... READ MORE
At 90 per cent, the UAE has one of the highest recovery rates in the... READ MORE
According to the MBRSC, the mosaic maps of all other emirates will be ... READ MORE
The lender will close six branches in Dubai and one each in Sharjah,... READ MORE
Cricket and cycling among other activities for those under 12 years... READ MORE