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The UAE Public Prosecution has warned people against performing any indecent act publicly in the country as they will be subjected to heavy fines and jail term.
Through its posts on its social media account the UAE Public Prosecution said that whoever publicly performs an indecent act shall be subject to a fine of not less than Dhs1,000 and not more than Dhs50,000.
It futher explained that according to Article (358) of the Federal Penal Code any repetition of indecent act in public shall be punishable by imprisonment for a period of not less than three months and a fine not more than Dhs100,000, or one of the two.
The same punishment shall apply to any person who makes any statement or does any act that violates the principles of public morality, it added.
"Whoever commits any disgraceful act with a female or a male aged less than fifteen, even in private place, shall be imprisoned for no less than one year," it continued.
The Public Prosecution is publishing these posts to heighten legal culture and awareness among members of the public.
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The case dates back to last February, when reliable information was forwarded to the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police about a person consuming narcotics and psychotropic substances and possessing a quantity of them in his house in the Palm Island area in Dubai.
The story did not end here but developed from rape into drugs and the victim ended up at the hands of Dubai Police who referred her to the Hemaya International Centre of Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics for rehabilitation.