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Man charged over Facebook post 'insulting Islam'.

The defendant reportedly admitted in the investigation to having posted the slurs on his social media account after he watched a video clip about what was going on in Iraq.

Dubai -- A 41-year-old man has been charged in the Court of First Instance with insulting Islam on a social networking site.

The case dates back to July 6 last year when the Indian defendant allegedly made the insults through his conversations and posts on Facebook. The defendant reportedly admitted in the investigation to having posted the slurs on his social media account after he watched a video clip about what was going on in Iraq.

The incident was reported at Al Rafaa police station by an Indian vendor. The 24-year-old complainant said he received a message on WhatsApp around 5am on July 6 last year.

"The message said there was a post on Facebook that insulted Islam. The message also included a picture clicked of the post and the account user," the complainant said in the prosecution investigation.

The defendant reportedly admitted he used his smartphone when he made the insults.

The public prosecution said in their remarks that the defendant's smartphone was seized and sent to the Criminal Lab. The accused's conversations showed that there was indeed an insult, the prosecution said.

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Date:Apr 13, 2015
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