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Man insults Islam while threatening wife online in Dubai

mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on December 17, 2019
man insults islam in uae, husband threatens wife in Dubai, cyberbullying, whatsapp

(Reuters)

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

An estranged husband went on trial in absentia at 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 case dates back to April 29 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.

The husband will be sentenced on December 31.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

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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