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RAK Police arrest a person for causing a family brawl


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Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter

The Ras Al Khaimah Police have revealed the circumstances of a family brawl, which led to injuries to the family’s members involved in the brawl.

This was on Friday evening, when the operations room was alerted about a brawl among members of one family in a house located in an area of the emirate. A police force immediately dispatched to the location of the house to deal with the incident.

A police spokesman said that the brawl took place due to family differences. Some of the family members sustained injuries and they were transferred to a hospital in the emirate, he added, noting that the person who was behind occurrence of the brawl had been caught. The necessary legal actions would be taken against him, the spokesman said.

The police warned the public of spreading rumors on social media or by any means, promoting some unfounded news, as this behavior might affect public opinion.

The police also explained that spreading rumors is a crime, pursuant to the Federal Law by Decree No. 34 of 2021 on Countering Rumors and Cybercrimes.

The Article 52 of the Law stipulates that whoever uses the information network to “announce, disseminate, re-disseminate, circulate, or recirculate false news or data, or false, tendentious, misleading or erroneous rumors or reports, or rumors or reports contrary to what has been announced officially, or broadcasts any provocative advertisements that would incite or provoke the public opinion, disturb the public peace, spread terror among people, or cause harm to the public interest, the national economy, the public order, or the public health” shall be punished with at least one year of imprisonment and a fine of not less than Dhs100,000.

However, this punishment shall increase to at least two years of imprisonment with a fine of not less than Dhs200,000 in case any of the mentioned actions set out under Article 52 of the New Law result in the incitement and provocation of the public opinion against any of the UAE entities or authorities, or is committed during epidemics, crisis, emergencies, or disasters.

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