An Asian man has been ordered deported from the UAE after he was found guilty of insulting another man through WhatsApp.
A court in Umm Al Quwain convicted the unnamed man and ordered his deportation, prompting him to appeal the sentence.
The Court of Appeals again found him guilty and ordered his deportation from the UAE on charges of insulting another friend by sending him abusive messages via WhatsApp.
“These offences are easily done through social networks but they include tough punishment…those who think of making such offences must think twice,” said Ibrahim Al Ali, chairman of the UAQ Appeals Court.
“The UAE is a country of institutions that respects the freedom and dignity of all people …it is an example in enforcing justice and preserving rights.”