UAE: DH1 Million Fine, Jail Term for Discriminatory Acts

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The UAE Federal Public Prosecution has warned the public against committing any act of discrimination, saying that offenders will be fined up to Dh1 million or jailed for a minimum of 5 years if they are found guilt of it.

On its Twitter page, the Public Prosecution published a video advising people not to commit any form of discrimination.

According to Article 6 of the Federal Decree Law No. 2 of 2015 on Combating Discrimination and Hatred, “Any person, who commits any act of discrimination of any form by any means of expression or by any other means, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not less than five years, and by a fine not less than Dh500,000 and not exceeding Dh1 million or either one of these two penalties”.

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