Three hotel security guards in Dubai have been arrested and are being accused of insulting Islamic religion through Facebook and Instagram.

The public prosecution accused the three Sri Lankans of contempt of religion with posts on Instagram and Facebook. They have been booked under the provisions of the anti-hate and discrimination law.

Currently they are under detention. The case dates back to May 19 and was registered at Al Barsha police station.

The incident was reported by a senior public relations officer at the resort.

A police sergeant said they moved to the resort after receiving the report. “We found the three guards were already restrained by their colleagues. With a prosecution warrant, we later searched their places and seized their mobile phones and laptops.”

The public relations officer said he learned about the three employees’ posts in May. “We summoned them for an internal probe. They admitted they had made those posts on their accounts on Facebook.”

The sergeant told the prosecution investigator that the defendants admitted they had posted the inappropriate messages and pictures on their accounts on social media.

Copies of the posts have been used as prosecution evidence in the case file.

During the prosecution investigation, the three accused confessed to the charge.
They will be sentenced on December 22.

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