Police in UAE summon couple over viral dance video

Police in UAE summon couple over viral dance video © Provided by Khaleej Times Police in UAE summon couple over viral dance video

Fujairah Police summoned a husband and his wife after a video of them dancing at wedding went viral online.

According to a statement issued by the force on Instagram, the dancing showed the couple dancing in an ‘inappropriate’ manner, giving a ‘negative image’ of UAE society.

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In the statement, the police called on the public to respect UAE’s Emirati customs and values.

The UAE has clear – and strict – laws against cybercrimes, with various penalties that can include lengthy prison terms and fines of up to Dh3 million.

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UAE Cybercrime Law No. 5 of 2012, which was issued by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, includes a range of violations and penalties, with fines ranging between Dh50,000 and Dh3 million depending on the type and severity of offence.

Content contrary to morality, social cohesion is one of the violations residents in UAE should know about:

 It is an offence to use any IT means for activities which are inconsistent with public morals and good conduct including content that is un-Islamic, blasphemous, lewd, that encourages sinful activity, or that is aimed at corrupting minors, etc.

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