Dubai Police arrests 11 Ukrainian women for lewd photo shoot

Authorities in Dubai had strongly disapproved of the act of Ukrainian women and a photographer calling it the violation of the code of conduct.

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Authorities in Dubai have decided to deport eleven Ukrainian women who took part in a naked photo shoot in a high-rise balcony of an apartment. A Russian photographer will also be deported, said the authorities on Tuesday.

Authorities in Dubai had strongly disapproved of the act of Ukrainian women and a photographer calling it the violation of the code of conduct. They have charged the 12 individuals with producing pornography and public debauchery. The viral footage shows naked women lined up on a balcony posing for a photo shoot in broad daylight.

Dubai’s Attorney General Essam Issa al-Humaidan stated that those involved in the incident will be sent back to their home country, however, he refused to reveal the identities of the detained women and photographer.

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“The public prosecutor ordered the deportation of the accused of their behavior contrary to public morals,” al-Humaidan said.

UAE follows strict code of conduct

Dubai Police on Saturday announced the arrest of the individuals and released a statement warning people against “such unacceptable behaviors which do not reflect the values and ethics of Emirati society”.

The United Arab Emirates follows strict protocols regarding the code of conduct and public decency. Several foreigners have been deported earlier for flouting moral codes in UAE.

According to the reports, the girls are in their teens and early 20s and were shooting for a famous pornographic site of Israel. The shoot was seen by people in the neighboring skyscrapers. The man who shared the video is also arrested, calls it a ‘fatal mistake’ as sharing of the explicit video is a crime in UAE.

Russian man who organized a lewd photo shoot is identified as Alexey Kontsov. There are said to be more women involved in the group counting up to 40 and some are even identified as nationals of Belarus and Moldova.

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UAE has amended several laws bringing relaxation in codes relating to alcohol, cohabitation, and divorce in a bid to move towards liberalization from the Islamic Sharia laws. Such alterations were brought in the federal law to attract foreign investment and increase tourism. It also announced the scrapping of reduced sentences for ‘honor’ killings However, they have maintained a hard take on public decency and debauchery.

International analysts have called it a smart PR move to redefine its image internationally that is often associated with extremism in western media.

Dubai Police also said the UAE has laws against sharing pornographic or other material that may prejudice public morals.