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Instagram photos expose Asian maid’s robbery of employer’s belongings in Dubai

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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

A 27-year-old Asian maid was arrested and referred to criminal court for robbing her employer of her personals items in Dubai.

Details of the incident indicate that the defendant had robbed makeup products, accessories, shoes and clothes from her employer, and used them to post photos on her Instagram page.

The victim’s husband was the one who discovered the robbery, after he had found the defendant’s Instagram page and noticed his wife’s belongings being used in most of her photos.

The husband showed his wife the photos to verify if the items belonged to her, and the victim immediately checked the defendant’s room, only to find all missing belongings.

The couple filed a police report against the defendant, who was arrested by police and referred to criminal court to receive maximum punishment for the committed crime.

In 2020, the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal upheld the judgment issued by the Court of First Instance, which convicted a famous social media figure over charges of misusing social media websites.

The convict reportedly posted videos prejudicing public morals, in addition to defaming the national currency.

The Court also upheld fining the convict Dhs300,000, preventing him from appearing through the social media for a year, closing all his electronic accounts and confiscating the phones used in the crime.

The Abu Dhabi Prosecution confirmed that the legislations in the UAE criminalize all practices that prejudice public morals through modern technology and social media.

The Article 17 of the Federal Law No. 5 of 2012 of cybercrimes stipulates anyone who produces, transmits, publishes and exploits through an electronic site gambling and/or pornographic material or any other material that may prejudice public morals.

In addition, any person, who establishes, operates or supervises an electronic site and/or transmits, sends or publishes through an electronic site; gambling and/or pornographic materials shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dhs250,000 and not exceeding Dhs500,000 or by one of both.

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