UAE jails two over 'fake news' coronavirus deaths story

A UAE court has sentenced two people, including a television journalist, to two years imprisonment over a “fabricated” report on the Covid-19 deaths of five members of one family, state media said Thursday.An investigation into the report, aired on the Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, quickly determined that it was false, authorities said in August.”This incident negatively affected society, afflicted members of the community and left them in a state of confusion and fear of the outbreak,” prosecutors said at the time.According to official news agency WAM, “the Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal sente…

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