Public Prosecution explains penalties for incitement of debauchery using computer or IT networks

Public Prosecution explains penalties for incitement of debauchery using computer or IT networks

The UAE Public Prosecution (PP) explained today, through a post on its social media accounts, the penalties for incitement of debauchery using computer networks.

According to Article No. 33 of Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combating Rumours and Cybercrimes, any person who incites or entices another to engage in prostitution or debauchery or assist therein, using a computer network or any means of information technology shall be sentenced to temporary imprisonment or a fine ranging between AED 25,000 and AED 1,000,000.

The penalty shall be imprisonment for a minimum term of five years (5 years) or a maximum fine not less than AED 1,000,000 if the victim is a child.

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 legislation in the country.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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