Man arrested in Dubai for mocking national currency

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A man has run into trouble for insulting the UAE currency in a video posted online.

According to the Dubai Police, he edited the footage before sharing it on social media.

He has been referred to the higher authorities for further legal action.

Police have also revealed his identity as part of their name-and-shame campaign against people who indulge in such crimes.

As per the UAE’s cybercrime law, anyone who misuses online platforms or IT networks to harm the reputation of the country or its institutions can be jailed and fined up to AED 1 million.

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