'Shock video' Emirati files case against YouTube uploader

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The family of a senior UAE official arrested for physically assaulting an Indian motorist have reportedly filed a case against the man who filmed the incident and uploaded it to YouTube.

The unnamed Emirati official was arrested on Tuesday after a video emerged on social media showed him physically assaulting the driver after a minor traffic incident.

The case has been referred to Public Prosecution and the official faces up to one year in jail or a maximum fine of AED10,000.

Under the UAE's cybercrime laws, recording videos in public without the permission of those being filmed is illegal and constitutes defamation, Dubai Police said.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, acting chief of Dubai Police, told Gulf News officers were investigating the complaint.

The clip has attracted nearly 65,000 views on YouTube.

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Posted by: Iqbal

Defamataion? Really? The local guy has brought disgrace upon himself by his own actions. I personally don't believe anything at all would have happened to him had the video not gone viral

Posted by: NaModi

Lol @ Andy. What would a Gulf Arab be doing in India? No reason for them to visit such a poor and desolate place.

Posted by: superman

Regardless what ever happened the indian driver is guilty at his end and the emarati driver is guilty at his end one should abide by the rule and follow it ..

Posted by: SupermanHasSuperVision

There is so far evidence only of one offense. But I am glad to see that you sitting from the top of BurjKhalifa could see what happened right before. Could you please also upload the video?

Posted by: AJF

As it appears that the local is guilty of a simple assault, what the video doesn?t show is what provoked the local to behave in such a way.

Posted by: Andy

This video should be forwarded to the Indian news channels like Times and CNN IBN and debated , let the Indians know how there compatriots are treated in the Gulf , so that the Gulf arabs can get the same treatment some time in India.

Posted by: myvoice

One thing i know for sure, indians always respect the visitors of other countries and treat them royally, that's why we say " atithi devo bhava" means " guest is like God" but that happens only in india, i guess...

Posted by: Suresh

I would like to know what the Indian Consulate in Dubai is doing to support the poor fellow sitting in jail ?

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