Court upholds ruling in sexual assault case - GulfToday

Court upholds ruling in sexual assault case


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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter

The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation has upheld the Public Prosecution’s appeal against a ruling which sentenced  an Asian to six months imprisonment plus deportation after he was  charged with indecently assaulting a girl.

The Court of Cassation obliged the appellant to pay the due fee in accordance with Article (46) of Law No. (6) of 2013 regarding judicial fees in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The Public Prosecution charged the defendant with indecent assault of a girl when she was walking in a sandy area where he held her hand against her will.

The court of first instance sentenced the suspect to six months in prison plus deportation and obliged him to pay the criminal case fee.

The suspect appealed the verdict and the Court of Appeal upheld the verdict, and the Public Prosecution appealed the ruling by cassation.

The Fujairah Court of Appeal recently upheld the Court of First Instance’s 2-year-jail term issued against a GCC national. A fine of Dhs10,000 was also imposed upon him over the charges of possessing and abusing drugs. The details of the case date back to the time when the convict was seized in possession of psychotropic substances and heroin. He also confessed to abusing heroin when interrogated.  He was referred to the Public Prosecution for further legal measures. The convict had previously refused to go to an addiction rehabilitation centre and even his family failed to persuade him but they did not succeed.

Recently, Dubai Police arrested an Asian murderer who had stabbed a man and his wife of another Asian nationality while robbing a residential villa in Dubai in less than 24 hours from receiving a report to this effect. The killer previously worked in the villa with the maintenance company he used to work for.

 According to Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, the safety of Emiratis and expatriates is a red line that can by no means be crossed. He stressed that protecting the members of society tops the priorities of Dubai Police, which would not spare any effort to catch those who seek to violate the law, intimidate people or commit any crime whatsoever.

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