Dubai ruler orders men arrested for dangerous stunt driving to clean streets

The men were ordered to clean the streets for four hours a day for 30 days. (Dubai Media Office)
Updated 24 February 2017
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Dubai ruler orders men arrested for dangerous stunt driving to clean streets

DUBAI: A group of men arrested for taking part in dangerous car stunts in Dubai has been ordered to clean the streets for a month.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the ruler of Dubai, issued the order after a video emerged of a motorist driving in circles at high speed in wet weather.

The driver and his passengers have been ordered to clean the streets for four hours a day for a month, according to the official Dubai Media Office.

“The offenders were charged last week with performing dangerous stunts in their 4x4 vehicles in City Walk in rainy weather,” the office said in a tweet.

“The stunt was made amidst busy traffic in the presence of families and children violating traffic laws and general road etiquette.

“This reckless behavior... endangered the safety of people and property in the location.”

Dubai Police took swift action to arrest the offenders and referred them to the authorities for legal action, the Dubai Media Office said.


Egypt hands out 11 life sentences for joining Daesh

Updated 22 July 2019
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Egypt hands out 11 life sentences for joining Daesh

  • Giza criminal court on Monday says the defendants all traveled abroad to fight for Daesh

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 people to life in prison on charges of joining the Daesh group in Syria and Iraq.
Giza criminal court on Monday says the defendants all traveled abroad to fight for Daesh and receive military training.
Two other defendants got 15-year sentences, and another was given three years for the same charges. These include possessing weapons and plotting attacks against security forces and state institutions.
The verdicts can be appealed, and the court has dropped the charges against another defendant.
Egypt is battling its own Daesh-led insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. That fight intensified in 2013 after the military overthrew an elected but divisive Islamist president.
Militants in Egypt have carried out scores of attacks, mainly targeting security forces and minority Christians.