Jail, Dhs10,000 fine for revealing details of victims, witnesses in human trafficking cases in UAE
30 Jul 2021
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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
On the occasion of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UAE Public Prosecution warned the public against revealing the names or publishing photographs of victims or witnesses involved in human trafficking cases.
The Public Prosecution on Friday through posts on its social media explained the penalties in case someone posts any details associated with human trafficking case on social media accounts.
Under Article (6) bis of Federal Law No. (51) of 2006 on Combatting Human Trafficking Crimes, whoever publishes by any means of publication the names or photographs of victims or witnesses involved in human trafficking cases shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dhs10,000 or one of the two.
Public Prosecution's warning on its social media is a part of its ongoing campaign to heighten legal culture and awareness among members of the public.