Australian woman jailed in UAE over Facebook post– Abu Dhabi arrested Australian woman after posting picture on Facebook, guilty over cyber-crime offence.
Australian woman, and graphic designer Jodi Magi, 39, arrested and jailed in United Arab Emirates after posting a D****-Head’s photo on Facebook.
Magi lived in Abu Dhabi since 2012, teaching graphic design to Emirati women.
Facebook nowadays is very trending. An online social networking service where users exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos and receive notifications.
February, Magi posted a photo of a driver who had parked car across two disabled parking spaces, outside her apartment in Abu Dhabi.
On her post, she blacked out the number plate. No other details or names were identified on the said Facebook post.
Upon posting the photo in Facebook, someone went to Abu Dhabi police, filed complaint. The case went to court.
According to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Magi, Australian, who is originally from Perth, will be deported from Abu Dhabi, where she has been since 2012.
July 12, Magi appeared in Abu Dhabi court to pay court-ordered fine. Magi arrested and placed in custody, after found guilty, fined $3600. Soon will be deported from United Arab Emirates.
In a quote, Magi said “I have zero idea ‘what I have done wrong’. I used the internet”.
A post on her own website, Magi said , “Obviously, I think a (Aus$3600) fine and deportation with a complimentary incarceration period was an extreme reaction to a jpg (image) of a car posted to a closed Facebook page, when I did not swear or mention a single name and blocked the registration plate”.
Magi insisted to pay court-ordered fine and deport herself, however, authorities did not allow her until presenting herself to court.