KUWAIT CITY: A woman was fined heavy penalty over an insulting message she texted to one of her friends by using WhatsApp.
The woman was shocked that she was fined 3,000 KD ($10,000), according to El Rdar news site.
She wrote to her friend, “You have no shame and your parents failed to properly bring you up.” The message was reported to the country’s cybercrime bureau that took up immediate action.
The report regarding the fine to the woman stirred intense reactions over the social media.
Some people were of the view that the fine was well deserved.
تغريم فتاة مبلغ 3000 دينار بعدما أشتكت عليها صديقتها بأنها قد كتبت لها ” ما تستحين وأهلج ما ربوج ” في الوتس اب pic.twitter.com/LP3DznMgsT
— جريدة الأخبار الإلكترونية 🇰🇼 (@alnewskw) November 26, 2017
Some of the Twitter users opposed the step.
بسس عشان قالت اهلج ماربوج ؟؟
— شيهانة بدو (@doo5_2005) November 27, 2017
من صجك ياكثر ماسبيت بالقروب 😂😂
— مستقلة (@ssww12370) November 27, 2017
It is considered a serious crime to insult others using social media in countries across the Gulf.
Last month, such an incident happened in Saudi Arabia where a judge sentenced two women to 10 lashes each, after they insulted each other via the messaging app.
Saudi judge sentences two women to 10 lashes each because they exchanged insults on WhatsApp https://t.co/fhEf8QhsY4
— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) October 30, 2017
Story first published: 5th December 2017