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Youth fined for lewd remarks about woman on social media
August 31, 2017, 9:42 am

The Court of First Instance presided over by Judge Mohammad Mutlaq Al-Mutairi imposed a fine of KD 3,000 on a youth who was convicted of publishing words deemed offensive and immoral against a woman on social media.

The court ordered the referral of the case to a special civil court. The counsel to the victim Lawyer Mohammad Khaleel Al-Qattan said anyone who incites others to commit immoral activities or assists in doing so through the Internet is liable to be punished by a jail term not exceeding a year any/ or a fine between KD 2,000 and KD 5,000, as per the Cybercrime Law.

Lawyer Al-Qattan also said the law stipulates that illegal access resulting in cancellation, deletion, destruction, change or republication of data or information will attract penalty of two-year imprisonment and/ or fine of KD 2,000 to KD 5,000.

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