UAE Public Prosecution: Penalties for Molesting Women on a Public Road

UAE Public Prosecution: Penalties for Molesting Women on a Public Road

The UAE Public Prosecution (PP) explained today, 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.

According to Article 412 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 31 of 2021, shall be sentenced to detention for a term not exceeding one year and/or a fine not exceeding AED 10,000 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 perpetrated a crime in such situation, this shall be considered an aggravating circumstances.

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.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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