Group of men has been arrested in Abu Dhabi for raping girl, posting video online
An investigation started on Wednesday and the group was captured on the same day.
Abu Dhabi Police are investigating a group of young men accused of raping a girl and uploading videos of the attack on several social media platforms.
In a statement on Thursday, the UAE Attorney General Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, said that Abu Dhabi Police arrested the men on Wednesday and are currently "undergoing extensive investigations under the direct supervision of the Public Prosecutor."
An investigation into the incident had been ordered by the UAE Attorney General on Wednesday following an urgent report that was submitted by the Public Prosecution's federal investigation office. Police were able to make the arrests on the same day.
The Attorney General added that the incident contained "a degree of depravity that is not acceptable in UAE society," reassuring the public that authorities will stand decisively against those who violate the morals and social values of Emirati society and disturb public safety.
Dr Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, the country's attorney-general, is now personally supervising the investigation. Such a crime is extremely unacceptable, he stressed, assuring that justice will be served.
He added while such a shocking crime is rare in the UAE, the public prosecution and the rest of the authorities spare no effort in protecting the community.
Dr Hamad also called on families to keep an eye on their children and ensure their safety at all times.A group of young men were arrested in Abu Dhabi after reportedly raping a girl, filming the crime, and sharing the video on social media, the attorney-general of the UAE said on Thursday.
It was a shocking crime that prompted an urgent probe on Wednesday. The Federal Investigation Office swung into action, immediately submitted a report, and had warrants issued for their arrest - in a matter of hours. The Abu Dhabi Police nabbed the suspects on the same day.
UAE Attorney-General Hamad Saif Al Shamsi said the police are currently conducting "extensive investigations under the direct supervision of the public prosecutor".
Such a crime is extremely unacceptable in the UAE, Al Shamsi stressed, assuring that the authorities will stand decisively against those who violate the morals and social values of Emirati society and disturb public safety.
He reiterated that the public prosecution and the rest of the authorities spare no effort in protecting the community.