Husband gets clean chit over wife’s Instagram account access in Abu Dhabi
10 May 2021
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal acquitted a husband who had been accused of accessing his wife’s account on “Instagram” and “Microsoft” and changing their passwords, which made her unable to access the two accounts.
Earlier, the Court of First Instance fined the husband Dhs100,000 over the aforementioned charges.
The husband appealed the judgment and denied the charges against him.
Ali Al Mansouri, the defendant’s lawyer, confirmed the absence of evidence that the crime was committed by his client.
“The wife accused her husband of changing the passwords of the accounts she uses, but the fact is that those accounts are registered in his name and linked to her account, and this is insufficient evidence that he did deliberately to prevent her from accessing them,” the lawyer said.
He also confirmed the case papers were free of technical evidence that indicated the husband’s access to the private account of his wife.
The Court affirmed in the merits of its ruling that the documents proved that the husband had no criminal intent. Additionally, there was no technical evidence that proved that he actually accessed the accounts without a permit and deliberately hindered the plaintiff from accessing her Instagram and Microsoft accounts.