The UAE Public Prosecution (PP) explained on Saturday, through a post on its social media accounts, the penalties for molesting a female in an indecent way by words or acts on a public road.
Picture used for illustrative purposes only.
According to Article 412 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 31 of 2021, the culprit shall be sentenced to detention for a term not exceeding one year and/or a fine not exceeding Dhs10,000 any male who:
1. Molests a female in an indecent way by words or acts on a public road or in a frequented place;
2. Disguises in a female apparel and enters in this disguise a place reserved for women or where entry is forbidden, at that time, for other than women. Should the male perpetrate a crime in such situation, this shall be considered an aggravating circumstance.
This post is part of the Public Prosecution's continuous efforts to promote legal culture among members of the community and increase their awareness about the latest legislations in the country.