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Man gets Dh500,000 fine for threatening wife, insulting Islam in Dubai

Filed on January 30, 2020 | Last updated on January 30, 2020 at 02.32 pm
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He will be deported once he serves his three-month sentence.

An estranged husband has been sentenced to three months in jail in absentia by the Dubai Court of First Instance on multiple charges, including blasphemy.

Public prosecution records show that the Jordanian man, a fugitive, sent WhatsApp messages that insulted Islam. He did this while allegedly threatening his wife.

He threatened to burn her and her brothers in a "carnage".

The court ordered him to pay a fine of Dh500,000. He will be deported.

The case dates back to April 29 last year and was registered at Al Rashidiya police station.

The defendant was referred to court, pursuant to the anti-discriminatory and hate law, and provisions of the Federal Penal Code.

The complainant, the defendant's wife, a 30-year-old employee, said during the prosecution investigation that she was at her place when she received messages from the accused. "He verbally abused me, my parents and family in those messages sent from his Jordan number."

She also claimed the messages were blasphemous.

Copies of the messages were enclosed to the case file by the investigator.

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...

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