Beware of swearing on Whatsapp: UAE man slapped a hefty fine

Dubai, June 18: Beware of swearing at someone if you are living in UAE. According to new law enacted last year in the country may slap a fine on you and put you in jail.

A court in Dubai slapped a fine on a man for swearing at a colleague using the smartphone instant messaging app.

Whatsapp shocker: UAE man slapped fine

The man has been slapped a fine under a new law which came to light when the UAE's supreme court ordered the retrial of a man fined Dirham 3,000 ($800) for the offence, BBC reported on Wednesday.

People living in the country if found guilty could also face jail and foreigners may face deportation.

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The court did not reveal the content used by the man on Whatsapp, it simply termed it insulting.

The case was filed against the man under a cyber crime law introduced in the UAE in October last year that made online verbal insult a criminal offence.

According to media reports, authorities in the UAE last month warned that sending a middle finger emoji symbol would also be punishable under the law.

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