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A United Arab Emirates court sentenced a 33-year-old Sri Lankan electrician to three months in jail for threatening via social networking site Facebook that he would kill a Filipina co-worker if she did not marry him.
 
The Court of First Instance also ordered the Sri Lankan deported once he has served his sentence, UAE-based news site Khaleej Times reported on Monday.
 
However, the report said the verdict is subject to appeal within 15 days.
 
Jebel Ali police arrested the defendant in April and seized his laptop after he was accused of using Facebook to threaten the Filipina waitress, 24.
 
Investigation showed the electrician allegedly sought help from other Facebook users to help him find a way to kill the Filipina.
 
He also allegedly sent the Filipina a text message with the same threat.
 
This prompted the filing of charges against him for threatening to commit a crime through the Internet.
 
During investigation, the electrician said he met the Filipina about two and a half years ago and they had been in a relationship for about one year, the Khaleej Times report said.
 
He claimed he lent her Dh1,000 and she did not repay him and started ignoring his calls.
 
But he admitted posting on his Facebook page that he wanted to kill her and that he asked people how he could do it.
 
For her part, the Filipina told prosecutors she and the electrician used to work in the same hotel in Abu Dhabi. She said he proposed to her but she turned him down.
 
She also said the electrician harassed her into marry him. She also said she eventually learned about the man's Facebook post about wanting to kill her.
 
A Filipina staff supervisor who worked in the same hotel as the Filipina and the electrician testified seeing the threat posted on the electrician's page last March. (Source: GMA Network)
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  • Thomas Monday, 01 October 2012 02:40 PM

    Bloody shame for Sri Lanka. He must be jailed when he returns to Sri Lanka

    patriot Monday, 01 October 2012 04:00 PM

    What a way to propose a marriage!!! So... this idiot thought he could marry a girl by threatening her. LOL!!!!!

    Ami Monday, 01 October 2012 04:12 PM

    If someone hacks my password and do something naughty, will I be in trouble ?

    DMirror Fan Monday, 01 October 2012 04:29 PM

    If u think so then most of our politicians and mentally retarded sons should be be put in Jail... Comparing there crime this is nothing.

    shanthini Monday, 01 October 2012 05:26 PM

    very good1

    Rakhitha Tuesday, 02 October 2012 10:29 AM

    Authorities will also try to track from where the message was posted and check if that match with any of the computers that you might have used.

    that's why the police want his laptop

    Lobo Monday, 01 October 2012 12:12 PM

    This moron has learnt the hard way that just because he can get away with anything in SL other countries are going to be as lenient.

    CJ Tuesday, 02 October 2012 04:27 AM

    Possible. It is your responsible to have a strong password.

    ROSHAN Monday, 01 October 2012 12:33 PM

    CRAZY FELLOW,HE NEVER SEE GIRL IN HIS LIFE THAT'S WHY HE GONE BEHIND THE FILIPINO GIRL

    Vimal Monday, 01 October 2012 12:39 PM

    For his luck he wasn't in Saudi!!

    Psyke Monday, 01 October 2012 12:40 PM

    Typical teledrams wont work in real life

    MSDS Monday, 01 October 2012 12:49 PM

    lol. the idiot

    Minister Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:26 AM

    No wonder why learned and qualified professionals of Sri Lankan origin are experiencing so many obstacles to find employment and various types of visa restrictions in UAE. These morons continue to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans!

    Truth Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:38 AM

    For our luck she wasn't our sister. if she was then we would wish HIM to be in Saudi!!

    hacker Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:47 AM

    they are not that foolish. they will probably investigate the motives and hear your side of the story as well.


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