A young man sent an offensive message to a girl via the “WhatsApp” program, which cost him 35,000 dirhams, where he was penalized for insulting the amount of 20,000 dirhams, and the Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Claims ordered him to pay the girl 15,000 dirhams as moral compensation.
In the details, a girl filed a lawsuit against a young man who demanded that he pay her 100,000 dirhams in compensation for the material and moral damages she sustained and oblige him to pay fees and expenses, noting that the defendant insulted her through the social networking program “WhatsApp” with indecent expressions and described her as a mental patient. He was convicted of insulting him under a final criminal judgment and fined him 20 thousand dirhams, and the order to erase the phrases subject of the crime, while the defendant submitted a reply memorandum to the court.
The court stated that it was clear in the papers that the mistake committed by the young man was insulting the girl through the social networking program “WhatsApp”, and he was convicted of that accusation under a final penal ruling, and that mistake for which he was convicted was the same mistake on which the girl relied in filing a compensation case So, the penal judgment decided the conviction to prove the error in its aspect of insulting the plaintiff, it has been a necessary chapter in the occurrence of the act constituting the common basis between the criminal and civil lawsuits, and in the legal description of this act and its attribution to the perpetrator.
The court indicated that the defendant’s mistake is consistent and is considered an infringement on the plaintiff in accordance with the requirements of the law, and it would lead to hurting her feelings and causing her grief and moral pain and scratching her reputation and inflicting psychological and moral damage on her, which makes the request for compensation for moral and moral damage come on the basis of a document from Reality, law and worthy of acceptance.
While the court rejected the plaintiff’s request for compensation for the material damage, noting that she did not indicate the nature of the material damage that had befallen her, nor did she provide any evidence for the losses she incurred, and the papers were devoid of any evidence in this regard. Evidence, and the court ruled to obligate the defendant to pay the plaintiff an amount of 15,000 dirhams as compensatory compensation for the moral and moral damages she had sustained, and to obligate the defendant to pay the fees and expenses of the lawsuit.