United Arab Emirates: Indian expat charged for insulting Islam on Facebook

A United Arab Emirates court has charged an Indian man over insulting Islam over Facebook.

The 41-year-old Indian man, identified only as SG, allegedly posted comments last year after viewing a video depicting the violence in Iraq.

Police officials were tipped off by another Indian man who said he received a Whatsapp message on his phone on 6 July last year detailing the defendant’s offensive remarks on Facebook.

The 24-year-old vendor filed a complaint at the Al Rafaa police station in Dubai and said during the prosecution investigation: “The message said there was a post on Facebook that insulted Islam. The message also included a picture clicked of the post and the account user.”