UAE Public Prosecution warns against acts of sorcery and witchcraft

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UAE Public Prosecution warns against acts of sorcery and witchcraft
Article 316 (bis) (1)
1- Any person who practises acts of sorcery or witchcraft acts, whether are true or deceptive, with or without consideration shall be punished by a jail sentence and a fine of not less than fifty thousand dirhams.
2- Shall be considered to be acts of sorcery: The use of words or actions in violation of the Islamic Sharia with the aim to influence the body, heart, mind or will of others, either directly or indirectly, and whether it is real or an illusion.
3- Shall be considered to be as witchcraft acts:
a- Acts involving optical illusion or controlling minds or hearts of people in any way to induce them to see things that are not true with the aim of exploiting them or influencing their beliefs or minds.
b- Claiming to have magical prescience, knowledge of secrets or conscience reading in any way with the aim of exploiting people.
4- The court shall order that the foreigner convict be expelled from the State.
5- In all cases the court shall order confiscation of the things seized.

Article 316 (bis) (2)
Shall be punished by a jail sentence and a fine or by either one of these two penalties, any person who:
1- Seeks the assistance of a magician with the aim to influence the body, heart, mind or will of others.
2- Bringing or importing to the State, having possession, acquiring or disposing by any means of disposition of books, talismans, materials or tools intended for sorcery or witchcraft.
3- Promoting by any means acts of sorcery or witchcraft acts.

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