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Woman jailed for falsifying birth certificate.

Byline: Shadiah Abdullah

DUBAI: A 27-year-old infertile in·fer·tile
Not capable of initiating, sustaining, or supporting reproduction.

adj unable to produce offspring.
 woman who falsified the birth certificate of a baby claiming it was her own has been handed a 12-month jail sentence by the Dubai Court of First Instance.

Saeed Salem bin Sarm, the presiding judge presiding judge n. 1) in both state and federal appeals court, the judge who chairs the panel of three or more judges during hearings and supervises the business of the court. , sentenced the child's 30-year-old biological mother, SM, and the infertile woman's mother each to three years in jail for abetting a·bet  
tr.v. a·bet·ted, a·bet·ting, a·bets
1. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.

 the crime. The prosecution charged SM with falsifying fal·si·fy  
v. fal·si·fied, fal·si·fy·ing, fal·si·fies
1. To state untruthfully; misrepresent.

 information on the birth certificate of her baby and misleading the health authorities by claiming the infertile woman, AS, was the mother. All three defendants are Emirati citizens.

SM, a housewife, had decided to give away her baby after she was separated from her husband. The prosecution charged the infertile woman and her mother of aiding SM to falsify falsify,
v to forge; to give a false appearance to anything, as to falsify a record.
 the birth registration.

"SM was pregnant and penniless when she came to our house three years ago. She claimed that she had quarreled with her husband and needed a shelter," AS said in her testimony to the court. "When she said she had no way of supporting her baby, I gave her a copy of my passport so that she would register the boy in my name."

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Dec 18, 2008
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