The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Public Prosecution has warned against assaulting employees and informed of the types of assault and the punishment against them.
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, the UAE Public Prosecution said that “anyone who uses force, violence or threats against a public employee or a person charged with a public service with the intention of unjustly forcing him to perform an act of his job or to abstain from it, and does not achieve his goal”, will be punished by law.
This is punishable by imprisonment of not less than six months.
If the assaulter does achieve their goal, then an imprisonment of not less than one year is applicable.
In a more serious situation, if the crime was committed with premeditation or by more than one person, or if the perpetrator was carrying a visible weapon, or if the assaulter struck the victim using the weapon, then a serious punishment is imposed by law.
The perpetrators in this case will face a fine of not less than Dh100,000 or imprisonment of not less than one year.
— النيابة العامة (@UAE_PP) October 14, 2023