Jail and fine of 1 milion Dh for posts on social media
Jail and fine of 1 milion Dh for posts on social media

Certain types of social media posts can get you jailed in the UAE, the Dubai Police have reiterated.

 

In a video posted on their social media pages, the police said some posts can become a criminal case, with penalties ranging from fines to imprisonment.


Residents have been urged to act responsibly whenever they post anything on social media.

>> Penalties
The following crimes are punishable with imprisonment and/or fines between Dh250,000 and Dh1 million:
- Offending any Islamic sanctities or rituals.
- Offending any of the sanctities or rituals prescribed in other religions.
- Insulting any of the recognised monotheistic religions.
- Encouraging, inciting or promoting sins.
Additionally, an individual can be jailed for seven years if the post is against God, His prophets, messengers or against Islam.