Unclad Women, Sharer Of Footage Online Face Jail Terms In Dubai

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Dubai Police have arrested some women who stripped on a penthouse balcony for publicity stunt, The National, Dubai-based newspaper, reported.

The photo seen by Straightnews went viral on social media after a group of naked women were filmed by someone in an adjacent building in the city’s upscale Marina neighbourhood.

However, police said the group’s behaviour was “unacceptable” and “does not reflect the values and ethics of Emirati society”.

The women detained face up to six months in prison and a fine of about £1,000 for violating public decency laws in the United Arab Emirates.

Anyone who has shared the footage online could also be in trouble with the law, as sharing pornographic material is also punishable by law within the country.

In a statement, Dubai Police said: “A criminal case has been registered against the arrested and they have been referred to the Public Prosecution for further legal action.

“Dubai Police warns against such unacceptable behaviours which do not reflect the values and ethics of the Emirati society.”

In the UAE, tamer behaviour, like kissing in public or drinking alcohol without a licence, has landed people in jail. People have also been jailed for their comments and videos online.