In­sta­gram­mer jailed for gay threat

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An In­sta­gram user has been jailed for two years for post­ing im­ages of a police of­fi­cer in uni­form, with a cap­tion claim­ing that he was gay and of­fered sex­ual ser­vices. Dubai Crim­i­nal Court con­victed the 29year-old Filipino for threat­en­ing to de­fame the Ye­meni of­fi­cer through so­cial me­dia. The man will be de­ported af­ter serv­ing his jail term. The court was told the pair were ac­cused of hav­ing a gay affair and the of­fi­cer is due to stand trial in the near fu­ture. The of­fi­cer had de­nied the affair but did say they were friends. He said the Filipino then said he wanted Dhs8,000 or he would post the mes­sage on the so­cial me­dia site. The of­fi­cer re­ported the friend to police, but they both ended up be­ing charged. The cop was ques­tioned by his su­per­vi­sors and later ar­rested. The police of­fi­cer has been re­ferred to the Dubai Court of Mis­de­meanor to face the charge of hav­ing con­sen­sual sex.

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