Three months jail term for false legal testimony in the UAE

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The UAE Public Prosecution has clarified the punishment for those caught giving a false testimony under oath.

According to a post on its social media channels, anyone who falsely testifies before a judicial authority or a body that has the power to hear witnesses after taking oath shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than three months.

If this act is committed during the investigation of a felony or the trial thereof, the witness will be sentenced to temporary imprisonment.

If the false testimony results in a death sentence or life imprisonment, the false witness will be punished with the same penalty.

The punishment falls within the framework of Article 253 of the UAE Federal Penal Code. 

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