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The UAE Public Prosecution has clarified articles of Federal Law no. 9 for 1976 on juvenile delinquents and vagrancy.
In an awareness message posted on social media platforms, the Public Prosecution quoted article 42 of the law, which states: "Without prejudice to any of the higher penalty that may be prescribed by another law, shall be sentenced to a detention for a term of up to one year, or to a fine of no less than AED 2,000 and more than AED 5,000, whoever exposes a juvenile to one of the cases of vagrancy, through preparing, assisting, instigating or facilitating to him by any means, even if he does not legally reach the state of vagrancy."
Trafficking of human organs is also prohibited under Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes. Article 1 of the law provides: Exploitation includes all forms of sexual abuse, involuntary servitude, mistreatment, coercion and abuse of work force, as well as illegal trading in human organs.
The court also decided to punish each of the four defendants (PPL, GPL, KCRS, GBA) with a five-year imprisonment term and a fine of Dhs10m and deportation.
The Public Prosecution on Monday published an awareness video on its social media accounts, coinciding with the Emirati Children’s Day.
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