Expat working in UAE sacked and deported for celebrating New Zealand terror attacks

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A company in the UAE has sacked one its employees before deporting back to unnamed country for celebrating the New Zealand terror attacks that killed 50 Muslim worshippers.

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Security company Transguard said the UAE employee, whose identity has not been revealed, had ‘made inflammatory comments on his personal Facebook account celebrating the deplorable mosque attack.’

“We have a zero-tolerance policy for the inappropriate use of social media, and as a result this individual was immediately terminated and turned over to the authorities to face justice,” managing director Greg Ward was quoted as saying.

The company stated in its statement, “Transguard’s long-standing social media policy was established in support of the UAE’s stringent cybercrime regulations; it is enforced through regular monitoring, evaluation and, if necessary, disciplinary action, including fines, termination and deportation, as per federal law.”

The company also said that the employee in question was deported by the UAE government. Transguard, an Emirates Group brand, also did not disclose the alleged comments.

Meanwhile, police in New Zealand have reminded people that ‘it may be an offence to distribute or possess an objectionable publication under the Films Videos and Publications Classification Act 1993.’ This was after one Philip Neville Arps of Christchurch was remanded in custody for reposting the livestream of the terrorist, who killed 50 people at a mosque in Christchurch. Police have charged an 18-year-old boy in New Zealand for allegedly sharing an objectionable content on Facebook and posting messages inciting extreme violenc.’

Under UAE Cybercrime law, anyone found to be posting abusive posts or messages intended to invite violence can be tried and punished with severe penalties and jail terms.

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