UAE: Up to Dh1 million fine for possessing child pornography

The offence covers acquiring porn materials involving juveniles via a computer network or any information technology means.

Pornography involving children is strictly illegal in the UAE and possessing it is a criminal offence, the UAE Public Prosecution has reiterated.

Taking to Twitter, the prosecution said the offence is punishable with a six-month jail term and a fine of between Dh150,000 and Dh1 million.

The offence covers acquiring porn materials involving juveniles via a computer network or any information technology means.

Porn materials include photographs, recordings, drawings or any actual, virtual or simulated sexual acts with a juvenile under the age of 18.

sahim@khaleejtimes.com

Staff Reporter

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