A fine of 10 thousand dirhams penalty for a WhatsApp message in the Emirates

The Al Ain Court of First Instance in the United Arab Emirates ruled a fine of 10,000 dirhams due to a WhatsApp message in the Emirates that a girl sent to a young man for the purpose of cursing and insulting him.

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In the Emirates, a punishment of ten thousand dirhams can be incurred for sending a message over WhatsApp.

The Al Ain Court of First Instance in the United Arab Emirates imposed a punishment of 10,000 dirhams as a result of a WhatsApp message that a young woman sent to a young man in the Emirates with the intention of cursing and insulting him. The message was sent by the girl to the young guy.

Punishment for cursing others in WhatsApp messages in the UAE

In the United Arab Emirates, the use of profanity in WhatsApp conversations is subject to a fine, The Al Ain Court of First Instance issued a ruling that required a girl to pay a young man 10,000 dirhams in order to compensate him for the moral damages he sustained as a result of the girl cursing at him over WhatsApp in offensive language. The young man's moral damages were the result of the girl's conduct. In addition to that, it ordered that she was required to pay all fees and expenses. Every one of the other requests was denied.

A young man complains about a girl who insulted him via WhatsApp in the Emirates

In the Emirates, a young man voices his displeasure over a young woman who insulted him via WhatsApp, On the basis that she insulted him in a way that violates his modesty, a young man filed a lawsuit in which he demanded that his girl be obligated to pay him 50,000 dirhams in compensation for the damages he suffered. In addition, he demanded that she be obligated to pay a delay interest of 12%, from the date of the judicial claim until full payment, and that she be obligated to pay fees and expenses. By use of WhatsApp. Because the defendant was found guilty in accordance with a criminal judgement, the plaintiff felt compelled to bring this civil action against her in order to seek compensation for the harm she had caused.

Resorting to the judiciary in the Emirates in cases of insults via social media

In instances of online insults in the Emirates, resorting to the judicial system is a common practice, The court explained in the merits of its ruling that what is established from reviewing the criminal ruling is that the defendant was convicted of insulting the plaintiff, and he suffered moral damage by having his feelings hurt, having himself and his reputation harmed, and that there was a causal relationship between the error and the damage, which means that the defendant is legally obligated to compensate him for those damages. The court determines an appropriate amount of compensation for the plaintiff by using its discretionary power and taking into account the specifics of the case as well as those of the plaintiff's situation. In addition, it said that in the event that a request for material compensation is made, it is proven that the injured party has suffered substantial damage as a result of the violation of a financial interest held by them; this damage takes into account both the loss that they have sustained and the gain that they have forfeited. It also includes compensation for the loss of opportunity if there are reasonable reasons for it, and it is required that it be a natural result of the harmful act. Because of this, it is correct to say that had it not been for the error, none of these damages would have occurred, and that would not have happened, and the plaintiff did not submit anything to the court that proved that there were material damages to him. Due to the fact that the defendant made a mistake, the court was unable to locate in the documents a foundation for the defendant's current request. Without such a foundation, the court was unable to calculate the monetary value of the defendant's losses and damages. He also did not indicate the amount of wages he lost and the serious damages he incurred as a result of this act, and the court decided to compel the defendant to pay the plaintiff 10,000 dirhams, while also compelling the plaintiff to pay the fees and expenditures associated with the case.

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