A British woman living in Dubai is now arrested by the police over violating the cybercrime laws of the United Arab Emirates.
Don’t say these things in Dubai!
Dubai is the most populous city in the UAE, indicating that different nationalities stay in this place for residence or for work.
Though, a lot of people can be found in Dubai, its laws are strictly followed by citizens—including their stringent cybercrime laws.
The unnamed British woman was charged with violating the UAE’s cybercrime laws.
According to report, both women were staying in one place in the country, when they fought about using the dining room table.
After that, the British woman cursed the Ukrainian roommate that triggered her to file a case against the foreign national.
As of now, the prosecutors working on the case are currently looking to investigate the phone of the victim and write a forensic report to be submitted to the court.
The British woman already admitted the said crime of cursing her roommate, but police has not yet filed a formal complaint.
The woman was arrested when trying to board a flight from Dubai International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport, the Independent reported.
After knowing that she might get arrested for what she said via WhatsApp, she immediately talked to her roommate to apologize, but failed to contact her.
What will happen to her?
UAE is one of the most-strict law-abiding countries in the world, especially on cybercrime events.
This means, that the British woman may face a serious penalty for what she said against her roommate.
Daily Mail UK reported that the suspect is now worried on what may happen to her saying, “I’m banging my head against a brick wall [for what she had done]”
Radha Stirling, CEO of the Detained in Dubai legal firm, described this case as a “nightmare” especially for the British national.
“The UAE has criminalized practically every visitor to the country under their vague and poorly drafted cybercrime laws. Today’s news really hit home for the woman, who has never been in trouble in her life,” Stirling said when asked about the updates for the cyber crime case. “She is entangled in an alien legal system and the seriousness of a simple WhatsApp message sent to a fellow European in the heat of an argument, is difficult to comprehend. It’s a nightmare for her.”
Cybercrime violations in the world
Interestingly, the British woman’s case is no match to other more famous cybercrimes in the world
In fact, in Russia and China, cyber criminal cases were all over the country . This even resulted for them, ranking as two of the highest-population of cyber criminals in the world.
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