Two Abu Dhabi Based Football Fans Got In A Massive Argument Online And Are Now Being Prosecuted
The Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution has started investigations into the case of two fans of local football clubs who allegedly exchanged abusive messages over social media.
This is in violation of the cybercrime law
“Engaging in sport in a safe environment is a right guaranteed by law to all people in the society, including sports clubs and institutions, and the law criminalizes any acts of attacks against one another – whether verbal or through actions – or spreading the same on social media,” prosecutors said in a statement.
Authorities have also warned people against abusing social media
The UAE cybercrime law stipulates penalties like jail terms that could go up to a life sentence and/or a fine ranging between AED50,000 and AED2 million depending on the severity and seriousness of the crime.