The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced changes to its Islamic personal laws, now allowing unmarried couples to be imprisoned, to be severely punished for “honor killings”.
The Associated Press And Reuters Reported on the changes on Saturday, UAE’s state-run news agency WAM said the update was intended to improve The country’s economic and social prestige and “strengthen the UAE’s principles of tolerance.”
The UAE government outlined the changes in more detail in the state-run newspaper The National, which noted that the changed laws would come into effect immediately according to AP.
According to Reuters, “honor killing” kills thousands of women and girls each year in the Middle East and South Asia, resulting in family members damaging a woman’s honor for acts such as intercourse or intercourse with men. .
The WAM also announced the repeal of the UAE’s legal clauses, which allowed judges to sentence them comfortably to “honor offenses”. Now, the action will be addressed in the courts as in any other murder case.
Reuters reported that UAE residents will now have the option to choose Succession law is to be used in each case instead of UAE law rather than Sharia or Islamic religious law.
The alleged change would also allow Muslims, who are barred from obtaining a government-issued license to drink alcoholic beverages, freely, while a new amendment would no longer make “cohabitation of unmarried couples” a crime .
The National reported that suicide attempts, which are prohibited in Islamic law, would also be eliminated.
The report changes about two months after it was signed by the UAE and Israel Abraham agreement, An agreement by the Trump administration for diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as Bahrain.
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The Trump administration has also notified Congress of plans to sell F-35 fighter jets to the UAE, as well as 18 armed aerial drones valued at approximately $ 2.9 billion.
Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot EngelEliot Lance Engelblocking on F-35 sales to UAE will only help our enemies, and Israel’s White House approves nearly B drone deal with UAE: Reporters debate whether fate of Trump investigates Biden wins (DN.Y.) Warned in a statement Last month, it announced the sale of the F-35 fighter jet that it was “in nobody’s interest,” adding that “this technology will significantly alter the military balance in the Gulf and affect Israel’s military edge.” ”