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UAE.. Public Prosecution clarifies the penalty for beggary
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The State Public Prosecution, through a tweet published today on its social media accounts, clarified the penalty for begging.

The State Public Prosecution, through a tweet published today on its social media accounts, clarified the penalty for begging.

The Public Prosecution indicated that, according to Article 475 of Federal Decree-Law No. 31 of 2021 promulgating the Crimes and Penalties Law, whoever commits the crime of begging through Begging for the purpose of obtaining a material or in-kind benefit in any form or means.

It is considered an aggravating circumstance if the crime of beggary is committed in the following cases: 1. If the beggar is of sound mind or has an apparent means of subsistence.

2. If the beggar faked injury or permanent disability, pretended to perform a service for others, or used any other means of deception and deception with the intention of influencing others to elicit their sympathy.