The Dubai Police have arrested a group of people, who were engaged in a heated argument in their residence at late hours.
Posted on social media, A group of African people appeared in a viral video fighting in a public place and damaging property, prompting authorities to take action. The suspects have been charged with a crime and referred to the public prosecution for further action.
The Dubai Police issued a statement warning against such reprehensible conduct and urging community members to inform the authorities about it using the ‘Police Eye Service’ on Dubai Police’s smartphone app or by dialing 999.
According to article 52 of the UAE Federal Law No 34 of 2021 on countering Rumors and Cybercrimes, they also warned people against publishing or forwarding videos online and on social media as a means of avoiding legal responsibility.
The law stated that anyone who uses the information network to publicize, distribute, re-disseminate, circulate, or re-circulate news or data, or broadcasts provocative news that would inflame or enrage public opinion, create panic among people, spread terror among people, and harm the public interest shall be sentenced to at least one year in prison and a fine of not less than Dh100,000.
This serves as a stern warning to the public that such behavior will not be tolerated in the UAE, and that those who engage in it will be dealt with severely. We urge everyone to respect the laws of the country and to maintain peace and harmony within our community. Dubai is strict in its enforcement of the law, and we do not hesitate to take action against anyone who breaks it.
Please check out the post from Dubai Police regarding this report below:
Dubai Police arrests Group of People After a Video Shared Online
The Dubai Police has arrested a group of people, who were engaged in a heated argument in their residence at late hours.
The group of African people appeared in a viral video on social media platforms while fighting in a public place and damaging properties. A criminal case has been registered against the suspects and they will be referred to the public prosecution for further action.
The Dubai Police warned against such unacceptable behaviour and urged the community members to report such negative behaviour through ‘Police Eye Service’ on Dubai Police app or by calling the emergency hotline 999.
The Force also warned the public of publishing or forwarding clips to avoid legal accountability according to article 52 of the UAE Federal Law No 34 of 2021 on countering Rumors and Cybercrimes.
The law stated that whoever uses the information network to announce, disseminate, re-disseminate, circulate, or recirculate news or data, or broadcasts any provocative news that would incite or provoke public opinion, disturb the public peace, spread terror among people, or cause harm to the public interest, the national economy, the public order, or the public health shall be punished with at least one year of imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dh100,000.
Below is the post from Dubai Police official Twitter Page:
#News | Dubai Police arrests Group of People After a Video Shared Online
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) July 21, 2022