Women arrested in Dubai for participating in a nude photo shoot.
A group of women were arrested over the weekend after being filmed participating in a nude photo shoot in Dubai.
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A group of women were arrested in Dubai after being filmed nude on a balcony in broad daylight.
The Sun confirmed that video taken from a neighboring building shows a man filming over a dozen women on the balcony of one of the city’s skyscrapers.
Dubai police reported that they arrested a “gang of individuals who participated in an indecent video” on public debauchery charges.
On Saturday evening, videos and photographs of the nude women lined up on a balcony while being filmed in Dubai’s upscale Marina neighborhood surfaced on social media.
Newspaper with links to the establishment The National claimed without elaborating that it appeared to be a marketing stunt.
It came as a surprise in the United Arab Emirates, where even more subdued conduct, such as kissing in public or drinking alcohol without a license, has resulted in arrests.
Dubai police have referred those detained in connection with the indecent video to public prosecutors.
“Such intolerable actions do not represent the Emirati society’s values and ethics,” police said in a statement.
Those convicted face up to six months in jail and a fine of approximately $1820 for violating the United Arab Emirates’ civil decency rules, which require nudity and other lewd conduct.
UAE upholds strict decency rules.
Under the country’s rules, distributing obscene content is also punishable by jail time and hefty penalties.
Although the UAE is more liberal than its Middle Eastern neighbors in many ways, it has strict laws restricting speech and social media.
Individuals have been arrested for their public remarks and videos.
The majority of the country’s telecom firms are state-owned. They have blocked access to large pornographic websites.
Additionally, Dubai has strict social media rules that make it illegal to offend others or use language that makes others feel offended.
Additionally, the laws prohibit anything “defamatory” against the UAE, which includes the publication of a news story.
Foreign nationals who have violated Dubai law
Laleh Shahravesh, 55, of the United Kingdom, faces jail time for calling her ex-husband in Dubai a “idiot” and his new wife “a horse” in violation of the Gulf state’s social media rules.
Many that have previously breached the laws include a Brit named Yaseen Killick, who was jailed in 2018 for venting his frustration on WhatsApp after being sold a broken-down vehicle.
Jordan Branford, a US fitness specialist, was fined nearly $109,000 for using the term “b**ch” on Instagram, which his ex-wife mistook for a reference to her.
Glamourous Dubai has been in the news lately after reality television stars and social media influencers took advantage of the UK’s lockout to sun themselves on its beaches.
They were still promoting parties there earlier this year, despite the fact that a coronavirus outbreak forced the closure of all pubs and bars.