The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a ruling issued by the Court of First Instance sentencing 10 Asians to six months in jail to be followed by deportation and fining them Dhs155,000 on fraud charges. The defendants were convicted of collecting an equivalent amount of the fine by allegedly selling fuel through fake operations carried out via a card that belonged to a company, which one of them worked in.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced three Africans and an Asian to three years in prison each and fined them jointly Dhs207,000 for stealing Dhs200,000 from a safe of company, in addition to three mobile phones belonging to the company’s owner and others, who were assaulted and threatened under knifepoint.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an African driver to one year in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs4,900 on charges of trying to escape from a police patrol after having deliberately hit and damaged it and attempting to assault and resist its members. The Court of Appeal upheld the verdict.
The Dubai Misdemeanours and Violations Court convicted an Asian investor who smuggled 213,000 cans of unauthorised energy drinks from the customs office in Jebel Ali, and sentenced him to one year in jail to be followed by deportation after serving his jail term.
The Dubai Appellate Court rejected the appeal of an African gang of three persons to the verdict of the Court of First Instance imprisoning them for 3 months because the time scheduled for appeal has lapsed.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian, 47, to 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs50,000 on charges of possessing and promoting drugs via a website and a WhatsApp messaging group.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison — under additional pressure from soaring COVID-19 case numbers and the collapse of the once-excellent testing system — defended revoking Djokovic's visa at the last minute. "Rules are rules and there are no special cases," he said.
The new law, which was published in the Official Gazette of the UAE, states that people who are caught bringing food, drinks and items containing cannabis into the country will not go to prison, if it is proven that they were carrying those items for the first time.
Immediately after the decision by a three-justice panel of the Court of Appeal in London, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said the first deportation flight would go ahead as scheduled on Tuesday.