KNOW THE LAW: Anyone Who Compels Another to Commit A Crime May End up in Jail for 7 Years

Through an educational film posted on its social media pages, the UAE Public Prosecution has clarified the penalty for the offense of issuing threats.

Anyone who coerces another person into committing a felony will face prison time, according to the authority.

KNOW THE LAW: Anyone Who Compels Another to Commit A Crime May End up in Jail for 7 Years

Issuing Threats Can Land You in Jail for Up to 7 Years – Public Prosecution

According to Article 351 of the Federal Penal Code, anyone who threatens another person, in writing or verbally, to commit a felony against his person or property or against the person or property of others, by attributing or divulging dishonouring matters, where all of this is accompanied by demand or instruction to do or refrain from doing something, or if so intends, is guilty, WAM reported.

Article 352 of the same law states that whoever threatens another to commit a felony against his person or property, or against the person or property of another, by attributing or disclosing dishonourable matters, shall also be imprisoned in cases other than those specified in the preceding article.

Finally, in accordance with Article 353, anyone who threatens another by word, deed, or sign, in writing or verbally, or through another person, in cases other than those specified in the two preceding articles, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or a fine not exceeding 1,000 AED.

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