UAE: An Asian woman has been sentenced to three months in jail for insulting ‘her friend’ on Facebook.
According to Fujairah Misdemeanour Court records, the women became friends seven years ago when they met at a shop where the plaintiff used to work. They became friends on Facebook too.
Recently, the woman had posted a picture on Facebook which the defendant disliked and asked her to delete it.
As she did not delete the post, the defendant wrote an insulting comment accusing the victim 'of being a prostitute with no ethics'.
The victim felt offended and lodged a complaint with the police against her friend.
The suspect was summoned and referred to the public prosecution and then to the court.
She admitted to her crime and told the court, "I was only advising her because I know she is staying alone in the UAE and should not post such images", Gulf News reported.