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Imprisonment and a fine of 3 million dirhams is the penalty for this act
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Legal Counsel Dr. Youssef Al-Sharif stated that the legislator in the Rumors Law tightened the penalty for disabling websites of all kinds

Legal Counsel Dr. Youssef Al-Sharif stated that the legislator in the Rumors Law tightened the penalty for disabling websites of all kinds, as he decided in Article (4) of this law to be punished by imprisonment for a period of no less than one year and a fine of no less than (500,000) dirhams and not more than 3 Millions of dirhams, whoever intentionally causes damage, destruction, suspension or disruption of a website, and the penalty shall be temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than 500,000 dirhams and not more than 3 million dirhams, if this damage is done by a banking, media, health, or scientific entity. Especially if the purpose is to achieve something illegal.

But if the damage is to the information systems of a state institution and vital facilities, it is punishable by temporary imprisonment and a fine of no less than 500,000 dirhams and not more than 3 million dirhams, according to the text of Article (5) of the same law.