By Staff writer
Defendant reportedly described Emirati soldiers in Yemen as 'cowards'
A man has been jailed for three years for insulting the UAE on instant messaging service Whatsapp.
State news agency WAM said he ridiculed Emirati martyrs in Yemen and described them as ‘cowards’ in Whatsapp messages.
He was charged with disseminating information “with a view to ridiculing and damaging the reputation of state symbols”.
The UAE Federal Supreme Court sentenced the defendant, described as S.M.S and believed to be Omani, according to Emirates247, to three years imprisonment and fined him AED50,000.
He will be deported after serving his jail term in the UAE.