UAE: imprisonment for seven years and a fine of 500,000 dirhams for this act

The Public Prosecution noted that, in accordance with Article 4 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 2 of 2015 regarding combating discrimination and hatred

The State Public Prosecution clarified, through a tweet published today on its social media accounts, the crime of defamation of religions.

The Public Prosecution noted that, according to Article 4 of Federal Decree-Law No. 2 of 2015 in the matter of combating discrimination and hatred, whoever commits any of the following acts shall be considered a perpetrator of the offense of blasphemy: insulting, defaming, or prejudicing the Divine Essence, and offending others. Any of the religions or any of their rituals or sanctities, or insulting, insulting, ridiculing, or prejudicing them, or disrupting the holding of religious rites or authorized religious ceremonies, or disrupting them with violence or threats, and infringing on any of the heavenly books by distorting, destroying, desecrating or abusing in any way whatsoever. Forms, insulting one of the prophets, messengers, their wives, family, companions, ridiculing them, harming them or offending them, vandalizing, damaging, abusing or desecrating places of worship, cemeteries, graves or their appurtenances or any of their contents.

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