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UAE: Imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 dirhams, a penalty for publishing "sarcasm" clips
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Legal Adviser, Dr. Youssef Al-Sharif, said that the Rumors and Cybercrime Law has tightened the penalty on patterns of ridicule that may be issued by some people, with the intent of laughing or entertaining themselves

Legal Adviser, Dr. Youssef Al-Sharif, said that the Rumors and Cybercrime Law has tightened the penalty on patterns of ridicule that may be issued by some people, with the intent of laughing or entertaining themselves, or to show a lightness of shadow, such as that someone changes the words of the national anthem, or the state currency about Through pictures or drawings, he thinks that this is a legitimate criticism, as the penalty is imprisonment and a fine of up to half a million dirhams.

Al-Sharif stressed the importance of individuals always taking keen interest in filming clips or transmitting news, which some may see as normal, stressing that “we are the loyal, loving sons of the homeland, our eyes are satisfied with our leaders and their sovereignty over us, but the enemy itself is angry, angry and hateful.”

He cautioned that some underestimate the directives and instructions, and hand our enemies some shots or criticisms, on a plate of gold, and the latter builds on them, from his sick imagination, scenes and clips that offend the state and its symbols,Therefore, the legislator decided a penalty of imprisonment, not exceeding five years, and a fine of not more than 500,000 dirhams, for anyone who publishes information, news, data, visual images, visual materials or rumors on a website, information network, or information technology means, with the intention of ridicule, or damage the reputation, prestige or prestige of the state.