Up to Dh500,000 fine: UAE Public Prosecution warns residents against swearing at public employees

The authority has said that a "stringent penalty" will be applied for libel against a person performing a public service

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Published: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 9:20 AM

Last updated: Fri 30 Dec 2022, 5:49 PM

The UAE Public Prosecution has reminded residents that swearing at a public employee will be penalised.

The authority has said that a "stringent penalty" will be applied for libel against a person performing a public service on the occasion of or due to his/her performance of his/her job.


This is according to Article 43 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021, for Combatting Rumours & Cybercrime.

The penalty of the same will be a fine of at least Dh250,000 up to Dh500,000.


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