Two women who filmed Dubai police officer on duty arrested

A file photo shows men queuing outside a Dubai police station in Naif area amidst efforts to counter the coronavirus pandemic. (AFP)

Two women were arrested in Dubai for recording and publishing a video on social media of a police officer while he was arresting a suspect in the emirate, an official said.

Brigadier Jamal al-Jallaf, Director of Criminal Investigation Department in Dubai Police, said the women breached “the Decree-Law No. 5 of 2012 on combating information technology crimes” for violating the privacy of others, especially a policeman while on duty, said al-Jallaf, according to a statement issued by Dubai Police.

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The statement added that the two women may face jail “for no less than six months” and a fine between 150,000 dirhams to 500,000 dirhams as per article 21 of UAE cybercrime law.

While the statement did not mention when the incident took place, and the nationalities of the two women, al-Jallaf urged the public to respect the privacy of others and not to publish pictures or videos of others on social media platforms, as well as not to record police security operations.

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Last Update: Monday, 28 September 2020 KSA 20:56 - GMT 17:56
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