Dubai police arrest group over ‘lewd’ video of naked women

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Dubai have arrested a group of people on charges of public debauchery, over a widely shared video that showed naked women posing on a balcony in the city. Violations of the public decency law in the United Arab Emirates, including for nudity and other “lewd behavior,” carry penalties of up to six months in prison and a 5,000 dirham ($1,360) fine. The sharing of pornographic material is also punishable with prison time and hefty fines under the country’s laws, which are based on Islamic law, or Sharia. Late on Saturday, videos and photographs depicting over a dozen naked women in a penthouse in Dubai’s upscale Marina neighborhood in broad daylight splashed across social media.

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