UAE PP clarifies the penalty for swearing and slander using an information network

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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE Public Prosecution (PP) clarified through a film it posted on Wednesday on social media, the penalty for swearing and slander using an information network. The UAE PP said that according to Article 43 of the Federal Decree-Law No.34 of 2021 for Combating Electronic Crimes and Rumours, whoever swears at others or attributes thereto an incident that would make such other person subject to punishment or disdain by others using an information network, a means of information technology, or an information system, shall be sentenced to imprisonment and/or fined a monetary penalty of not less than Dhs250,000 and not more than Dhs500,000.

If one of the acts stated in the first paragraph of this article is committed against a public employee or a person assigned to perform a public service or on the occasion of his performance of his job, this shall constitute a circumstance calling for the application of a heavier punishment for the crime.

This post is part of the Public Prosecution’s continuous efforts to promote legal culture among members of the community and increase their awareness about the latest legislation in the country.

 

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