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UAE Summons Those Sharing Videos of Houthi Missile Attack Interception

UAE Summons Those Sharing Videos of Houthi Missile Attack Interception

Thursday, 27 January, 2022 - 08:30
A helicopter flies over the downtown skyline of Abu Dhabi, UAE (File Photo: Reuters)

The UAE public prosecutors' office summoned on Wednesday several people for sharing videos showing defense systems intercepting Monday's missile attack by Yemen's Houthi militia.

The Public Prosecution advised the public that such videos threatened vital and military facilities in the country and national security and stability.

It urged the public not to circulate videos that may harm the country's security interests.

Attorney General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi said "legal deterrent measures" would be taken against those publishing such material in the UAE, cautioning community members about circulating such content and calling on them to abide by the enforceable national laws.

Shamsi also encouraged the public to avoid violating related laws to prevent a negative impact on the community.

He pointed out the risks of spreading rumors, threatening the peace, creating panic, and aggravating tensions among community members.

The Attorney General stated that national authorities had adopted a transparent approach to releasing facts and information.

He affirmed that the Public Prosecution would take the appropriate legal action against related crimes to protect the nation's interests, public order, and community security.

On Monday, Houthis launched cruise missiles and ballistic missiles alongside drones in an attack on the UAE, killing three civilians and injuring six others. The attack also caused a fire near the Abu Dhabi airport.

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