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30 April, 2006

The price of justice

Post two women's mobile numbers on the internet with a fake personal ad - AED30,500.

Press your four-year-old child's hand onto a red-hot oven top and beat up your wife in fit of drunken rage - AED2,000.

UAE justice system - priceless.



Blogger grapeshisha said...

The logic behind these punishments bewilders me. I would like to see some sort of precedent set that sets the precedent on what should be the penalty. Else, it could make a comedy to add to the various guises showing on TV these days. We could call the show - Ali Al-Makhbeal.

30 April, 2006 00:48  
Blogger Anon said...

Oh come on SD, you know all about wasta, it's the UAE's currency

30 April, 2006 07:52  
Blogger Axonsax said...


And as long as this contunies, the UAE will be classed as part of the 3rd World.

I did not comment but posted some court sentences last week...

uae justice and fair sentencing on

30 April, 2006 10:38  
Blogger archer14 said...

Has this been farked yet?

30 April, 2006 12:49  
Blogger SIN said...

And of course the man who burnt his son's hand was fined for that act, but not for punching the child in the face or for beating his wife senseless in a state of stupor.
I wonder why charges for those acts were not brought against him. Was the judge blind, deaf and dumb?

30 April, 2006 13:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the irony is lost on most people.

30 April, 2006 14:42  
Blogger Earthbound Misfit said...

One more horrifically bad post at:

Blinging Dubai

30 April, 2006 15:50  
Blogger sh kamal said...

Well …We have to be different and we can assure you that it is state of the art system.

30 April, 2006 16:10  
Blogger aussie70 said...

it will all be solved when they build "justice city " between interchange 15 & 16

30 April, 2006 21:53  
Blogger Earthbound Misfit said...

Justice City....

right next to Russian (or CIS to be precise) city and bang opposite Concentration city (the world's biggest labour camp)


30 April, 2006 22:06  
Blogger archer14 said...

ROFLMAO...Justice City...why didn't we think of it all before!
I need some tickets in black, you hear me aussie70?

And hey misfit, its, CC3, CC2 is Sonapur and hitler already owns CC1, remember?

30 April, 2006 22:44  
Blogger Dubai Spy said...

lol...Thats a hillarious AD and yet so true!

The 'Justice City' will also consist of the tallest justice building in the world along with freehold resident villas and the Shiekhs face will be carved usin gold and holding the justice balance

01 May, 2006 02:02  
Blogger GMJ said...

rather than get absorbed in building the tallest, largest, biggest, first project .. they should really pay more attention to how systems are run here.

that was clearly a classical example of wasta. the drunken guy was obviously a non-local that has strong connections, so he got OFF the hook. meanwhile, that perv spreading girls numbers, was most probably a rich shiekh that can afford to be fined like that.

speaking as a local, that knows all the twists in local is considered a bigger of a catastrophe to bring shame to the family .. than physically assault someone. by creating a rumour and spreading a girls number, it doesnt only affect HER, but all her family.

oh well ..

01 May, 2006 12:46  
Blogger ironcurtain24 said...

Yea man... i just can say... no price for dubai justice... coz in that city there is no justice at all.....

06 May, 2006 06:35  
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