Emirati gets 3 months prison for Instagram insult

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Emirati gets 3 months prison for Instagram insult

Dubai - The man's brother complained after finding his photo on his brother's Instagram account, captioned with an expletive

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 15 Jul 2016, 8:36 PM

Last updated: Sat 16 Jul 2016, 9:26 AM

An Emirati man has received a three-month prison sentence and a fine for insulting his brother on Instagram.
The Arabic-language newspaper Al Etihad reported on Thursday that the man's brother became upset after finding his photo on his brother's Instagram account, captioned with an expletive.
The newspaper says the unidentified defendant must also pay a Dh250,000 fine under the sentence from the Khor Fakkan Court of Misdemeanors. The newspaper says the defendant planned to appeal.
Under the UAE's cybercrime and slander laws, people can be arrested, imprisoned and deported for taking photographs without the consent of those shown, or for insulting people on social media.
- AP


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