The UAE Public Prosecution has clarified the punishment for those caught giving a false testimony under oath.
According to a post on its social media channels, anyone who falsely testifies before a judicial authority or a body that has the power to hear witnesses after taking oath shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than three months.
If this act is committed during the investigation of a felony or the trial thereof, the witness will be sentenced to temporary imprisonment.
If the false testimony results in a death sentence or life imprisonment, the false witness will be punished with the same penalty.
The punishment falls within the framework of Article 253 of the UAE Federal Penal Code.