UAE fines, deport woman for checking husband’s phone

UAE fines, deport woman for checking husband’s phone

Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:24 am


Just an illustration: an Arab woman checks a phone

Just an illustration: an Arab woman checks a phone

A woman was fined and ordered to be deported from the United Arab Emirates for breaching her husband’s privacy by checking his cell phone to see if he was cheating on her, according to a recent report of Gulf News.

The unnamed Arab expatriate was fined 150,000 dirhams (40,843 U.S. dollars) by the criminal court in the emirate of Ajman, the report said on Wednesday.

Her lawyer said she had accused her husband of having an affair. She admitted she had accessed his phone without his permission and transferred photos to her device.

The husband lodged a complaint with the court which convicted her under a cybercrime law which penalises “the invasion of privacy of another person” using information technology.

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