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Dh500k fine, up to 25 years in jail for insulting UAE flag – News

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The UAE Public Prosecution has shared an awareness message on social media.

Authorities have warned of stiff penalties, including a jail term of up to 25 years and a fine of Dh500,000 for anyone caught misusing or insulting the UAE flag in any way.

In their recent awareness messages on Twitter, the UAE Public Prosecution explained that whoever insults the UAE flag publicly or at any public place or a location opened for the public will be liable for the penalties.

Article (3) of the Federal Law No. 2 of 1971 on the Union Flag and its amendments states that anyone who drops, damages or in any way insults the Union Flag will face prison term of not less than 10 years and not more than 25 years.

The law also stipulates that in addition to a jail term, a minimum fine of Dh500,000 will also be imposed on the person found guilty of insulting the country’s flag.

According to the public prosecutors, the same punishment will be given to anyone who insults a flag of any member emirates in the Union, the flag of any GCC country or the flag of any other country.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country’s parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.








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