DUBAI (Web Desk) – A woman was fined in and ordered to leave United Arab Emirates (UAE) for breaching her husband’s privacy by checking his cell phone without his permission.

According to Gulf News, the unnamed Arab expatriate was fined 150,000 dirhams ($40,843) by the criminal court in the emirate of Ajman.

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The husband lodged a complaint with the court which convicted her on Thursday last week under a cybercrime law which penalises “the invasion of privacy of another person” using information technology, the paper said.

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Woman’s lawyer said that she had accused her husband of having an affair. She admitted she had accessed his phone without his permission and transferred photos to her device, the lawyer added.