arresting a resident in Abu Dhabi
arresting a resident in Abu Dhabi

According to security sources, the authorities concerned arrested a resident of Abu Dhabi for posting a video on YouTube containing racist and hate comments on social media and in implementation of the e-crime law in the UAE, a fine ranging from 500,000 dirhams to one million dirhams can be imposed on a person who owns Or runs a website or publishes information online to incite hatred.

 

The public prosecutor in Abu Dhabi said that she had started investigating the matter after the resident posted the video on his YouTube channel, and the officials said that the comments in the video worked on divisions on the basis of race and nationality between the different nationalities and religions that live in the Emirates.

The officials explained that the video, which was subsequently circulated on various social media sites, contradicts the standards and culture of tolerance and peaceful coexistence in the country, and that publishing such racist and hate comments opposes the efforts of the state to spread the values ​​of tolerance, in addition to violating the basic principles of justice and equality in the Emirates.

He continued: "Social media users should be careful about what they post, as they will take responsibility for their actions and people should avoid posting abusive comments that can create divisions between society or violate the values ​​of tolerance."