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VIDEO: Up to Dhs500,000 fine for swearing and slandering others on social media in UAE

VIDEO: Up to Dhs500,000 fine for swearing and slandering others on social media in UAE

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Rlixa, 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.