UAE public prosecution warns about penalties for molesting women

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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The UAE Public Prosecution explained 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, perpetrators shall be sentenced to detention for a term not exceeding one year and/or a fine not exceeding AED 10,000.

The social media post claimed that any male who molests a female in an indecent way by words or acts on a public road or in a frequented place or disguises himself in female apparel and enters places reserved for women or where entry is forbidden will be prosecuted as per law.

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— النيابة العامة (@UAE_PP) March 5, 2022

Emirates News Agency, WAM said that 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.

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