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Archive for March 12, 2010

Public Affection is a Crime in the UAE

 

Article 121 of the Penal Code, Federal Law No. 3 of 1987:

If a foreigner has been sentenced to a custodial penalty in a felony or misdemeanor, the court may call on its judgement for the deportation of the convicted foreigner from the state.  Deportation orders shall also apply to felonies perpetrated on the honor. 

The court may, in cases of misdemeanors, order the commutation of a custodial penalty stated for a misdemeanor to deportation. 

Article 356 of the Penal Code, Federal Law No. 3 of 1987:

Without prejudice to the preceding two Articles, the crime of indecent assualt with mutual consent shall be punished by detention for at least one year; however, if the crime is committed against a male or female who is under fourteen years of age, or if the crime is committed by coercion, it shall be punsihed by temporary imprisonment.

*http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/crime/couple-to-appeal-public-kissing-verdict-in-dubai-1.595649

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