UAE's Public Prosecution highlights penalties for escape from custody

Whoever escapes after being arrested, detained or placed under protective custody in accordance with the law shall be punished by detention for a period not less than two years: statement

  
A prisoner behind bars with hands cuffed. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A prisoner behind bars with hands cuffed. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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ABU DHABI - The UAE Public Prosecution has clarified the penalties for the escape of accused and convicted persons.

In a post on its social media accounts today, The Public Prosecution said that according to Article 280 of the Federal Penal Code, whoever escapes after being arrested, detained or placed under protective custody in accordance with the law shall be punished by detention for a period not less than two years.

"Punishment by detention shall apply if the crime is committed by two or more persons, or by threat or by violence against persons or things. Punishment by imprisonment for a period not less than five years shall be inflicted if the crime is committed by use of a weapon or by the threat to use it."

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