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UAE law: Upto DH 75000 fine, jail for fabricating online documents

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Accused of falsifying papers can be detained and fined up to Dh 300,000

The UAE Public Prosecution issued a warning against the falsification of electronic documents on Thursday. The authorities outlined the consequences for fabricating online papers in a post on their social media pages.

Article 14 of the Federal Decree-Law No. 34 of 2021 on Combating Rumors and Cybercrimes states that anyone found guilty of falsifying any electronic document issued by the Federal or Local Government, federal or local public authorities, or federal or local organizations faces a possible sentence of temporary detention as well as a fine between Dh150,000 and Dh750,000.

Falsification of documents from any entity not listed above will result in incarceration and/or a fine of between Dh100, 000 and Dh300, 000 as punishment.

Furthermore, the punishment for the crime of falsification applies to anybody who knowingly uses a forged document.

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