UAE warns of strict penalties for acts of public indecency
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UAE warns of strict penalties for acts of public indecency

UAE warns of strict penalties for acts of public indecency

A repeat offender will face imprisonment for a period of not less than three months and a fine of up to Dhs100,000, or one of the two

The UAE has warned of strict penalties for those charged with conducting indecent acts in the public.

Taking to Twitter, the UAE’s Public Prosecution stressed that whoever publicly performs an indecent act shall be subject to a fine of between Dhs1,000 and Dhs50,000, according to article 358 of the UAE Federal Penalties law.

A repeat offender will face imprisonment for a period of not less than three months and a fine of up to Dhs100,000, or one of the two, it said.

The same punishment will also apply to any person who makes any statement or does any act that violates the principles of public morality, the prosecution said.

“Whoever commits any disgraceful act with a female or a male aged less than 15, even in a private place, shall be imprisoned for no less than one year,” it added.

The Public Prosecution said it is looking to build greater public awareness about the local legal requirements.

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