Blackmailing others online could result in a two-year jail sentence and a Dh500,000 fine

According to the Public Prosecution, the offence carries a minimum fine of Dh250,000

Anyone who extorts or threatens others via the internet can face prison time and heavy fines. The Public Prosecution reminded us of this through a tweet posted on its official social media account. Under Article 16 of the Federal Decree-Law No.5 of 2021 concerning IT crimes, “Anyone who seeks to blackmail or threaten another person in an effort to encourage him to perform an action or refrain from performing an action using the Internet or Electronic devices and means of communication are punished with imprisonment for a minimum of two years and/or a fine between Dh25,000 and Dh500,000.

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