Crime

U.A.E.: Mocking Coronavirus Mandates Can Lead to 2 Years in Prison

Public prosecutors for the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) issued a warning on Monday to citizens who “mock” the federal government’s official efforts to combat the Chinese coronavirus, reminding them they face a maximum punishment of two years in prison and a fine of roughly $54,450 for the offense according to U.A.E. law.

FILE - A man waves the national flag during celebrations for the UAE 50th National Day, at the EXPO 2020 Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2, 2021. The multibillion-dollar world’s fair in Dubai warned Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, that some venues on site may shut down temporarily as …