U.A.E. Slaps Severe Limits on Web Social Networking. 10 years prison for “spreading rumors”. No to free speech.
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director of organized crime-combating unit of Dubai Police, Abdul Rahim Shafei, told local media that law enforcement agencies will deal strictly with people who use social media forums or technologies to spread “baseless rumors” and hurl insults at the members of the royal family or senior bureaucrats.