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UAE lawyer warns of dangers of posting materials that violate public decency

Brand View: Al-Bahr called on parents to make their children aware of the risks of social media sites

UAE lawyer warns of dangers of posting materials that violate public decency

UAE lawyer Yousuf Al-Bahr has warned of the posting materials that violate public decency and contradicts local values, and social norms is punishable by either jail or fines of AED250,000 and up to AED500,000.

Al-Bahr called on parents to make their children aware of the risks of social media sites and how abuse could harm the society and convey a negative image about it. He stressed the importance of spreading awareness of the penalties stipulated in Decree Law No. 5 of 2012 to combat IT crimes.

He points out that Article 17 states: "A fine of not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dirhams shall be punishable by imprisonment and a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand dirhams or by either of those who established, managed, supervised, broadcast, sent, dissemination or dissemination through the Internet of pornographic material, gambling activities, and anything that might violate public morality.

"Anyone who produced, prepared, prepared, sent, stored for the purpose of exploitation, distribution or supply to third parties shall be punished by the same penalty. Through an information network, pornographic material, or gambling activities, and anything that would prejudice public morality. If the subject of the pornographic was event no more than eighteen years of age, or was such content designed to lure juveniles punished with the offender to imprisonment for a period not less than one year and a fine not less than fifty thousand dirhams, not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dirhams."


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