UAE Pakistani man sentenced to death for selling drugs on WhatsApp

He was also in touch with a supplier outside the country who was supplying drugs through associates.

Abu Dhabi (Urdu Point newspaper latest. December 20, 2021) in the United Arab Emirates, a Pakistani man selling drugs on WhatsApp was sentenced to death. According to the Khaleej Times, authorities said on Monday that the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department had sentenced the drug dealer to death because a Pakistani man had been found guilty of selling drugs on WhatsApp, for which he had hired a supplier from outside the country. He was also in touch with a drug dealer.
On the other hand, a foreigner escaped deportation despite using drugs in the United Arab Emirates. A Dubai court convicted of using and possessing personal drugs under a new drug law effective January 2, 2022. Uzbek man deported canceled, 40-year-old man arrested on September 22, when Dubai police officers found a drug in his car after receiving information about him The drug test confirmed his drug use, which he also admitted in a Dubai court, after which the court on November 18 found the man guilty of drug use and possession and deported him and fined him 5,000 dirhams. Ordered a fine.
However, the man’s Emirati lawyer, Mohammed al-Redha, appealed against the decision, citing Article 75 of the new anti-drug law, which deported former foreigners convicted of drug use or possession for personal use. He also referred to Article 13/1 of the Federal Penal Code, which states that if a more appropriate law is enacted for the accused after the offense and before the final judgment is issued, a more appropriate law will be applied. Should be done exclusively.
In defense of the man, the lawyer told the court that the accused had been living in the country for 20 years and had no criminal record. However, he also expressed regret over his mistake in his confessional statement during the court proceedings. On December 7, the Dubai Court of Appeal quashed the deportation order against the convict but upheld the fine of 5,000 dirhams. Which makes deportation optional.

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