A court in Ras Al Khaimah has jailed a wife in the UAE after she read her husband’s text messages.
The court ruled that by reading the messages, she had violated her husband’s privacy. She was sentenced to a month in jail and fined AED8,100.
The story gets a little more complicated, however.
The jailed wife in question was actually the man’s second wife in the UAE. She had looked at his phone to check messages between her husband and his first wife. She was then accused of using and sharing those private texts.
This privacy breach led to the husband and first wife getting divorced. And then the second wife heading to jail!
He had originally wanted AED25,000 in damages from his second wife to cover the costs of travel, shipping expenses, outstanding dowry dues and legal expenses. He also says he was sacked from work as a result of the marriage problems.
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