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Man jailed for online joke

A man who wanted to joke around with a female friend by posting a video online to make fun of her had apparently not thought he would pay heavily for such an act.
The woman felt insulted by the joke and filed a lawsuit against the man. The court found him guilty of offending her and violating the IT laws in the UAE.
A court of first instance in Abu Dhabi sentenced him to one year in jail, suspended for three years, but he found that the verdict is too severe so he appealed.
A court of appeals issued the same sentence, prompting him to resort to the Supreme Federal Court, which rejected his appeal.

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