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Woman jailed in Abu Dhabi over 'indecent' social media videos

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Woman jailed in Abu Dhabi over 'indecent' social media videos

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An Abu Dhabi based woman will be sent to jail for one year for sharing "indecent" videos on social media, Gulf News reported.

This comes after the emirate's Federal Supreme Court found the defendant guilty of “broadcasting video clips that violated public morals and promoted debauchery” under the username of Damani.

During the Wednesday sentencing session, the woman was also fined 250,000 dirhams ($68,000). 

The sentence comes after weeks of investigations

The woman was arrested by Cyber Crime authorities in December 2017, after investigations revealed she was creating and sharing "immoral" videos on social networking platforms, including Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter.

During the first phase of inquiries into her case, the woman's online activity was secretly monitored and revealed she was committing acts that violated the country's laws. 

Once authorities had enough evidence against the defendant, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Abu Dhabi’s Cyber Crime division was given permission to seize her computer and other electronic devices. 

She was then arrested and had her case transferred to the court, which has now found her guilty. 

All social media accounts handled by the woman have since been de-activated.

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