Qatar: Punishment for abusing in public

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Qatar: Punishment for abusing in public

Q: My friend had a difference of opinion with a person in a public place. Out of anger, he abused my friend in public.

What action can be taken against that person who abused? As per law in Qatar, what punishment will be imposed on the offender? Please advise.

-SJ, Doha


A: The victim can file a complaint before the police against such a person for use of abusive language. According to Article 329 of the Penal Law, any person cursing a third party in public through addressing improper words affecting their honour and dignity shall be punished to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year in prison or a fine not exceeding QR5,000 or both.

By Dr Nizar Kochery