Women arrested after stripping to pose naked for ‘stunt’ in Dubai (Photo)
A group of women have been arrested after they were filmed posing naked on a balcony in Dubai.
Footage shows more than a dozen women on the balcony in a skyscraper which is believed to have been filmed by a man in a building next door.
They could face public debauchery charges.
Videos and photographs emerged on social media on Saturday evening that shows the naked women lined up on a balcony while being filmed in the city’s upmarket Marina neighbourhood.
State-linked newspaper The National reported it appeared to be some sort of publicity stunt.
However, police said the group’s behaviour was “unacceptable” and “does not reflect the values and ethics of Emirati society”.
The women detained face up to six months in prison and a fine of around £1,000 for violating public decency laws in the United Arab Emirates.
Anyone who has shared the footage online could also be in trouble with the law, as sharing pornographic material is also punishable by law within the country.
In a statement, Dubai Police said: “A criminal case has been registered against the arrested and they have been referred to the Public Prosecution for further legal action.
“Dubai Police warns against such unacceptable behaviours which do not reflect the values and ethics of the Emirati society.”
In the UAE, tamer behaviour, like kissing in public or drinking alcohol without a licence, has landed people in jail. People have also been jailed for their comments and videos online.
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