The Dubai Public Prosecution referred an accused to the Family Misdemeanor Court for not obtaining the necessary identification papers for his daughter, who neglected her and her siblings, which led to her not attending educational institutions, demanding that he be punished in accordance with the articles of the 2016 Federal Law on the Rights of the Child “Wadeema”.
A First Prosecutor at the Family and Juvenile Prosecution, Noura Khadem Al-Maasem, who initiated the investigation into the case, said that the daughter – who was also neglected by her mother – filed a complaint against her father and a criminal complaint was registered against him. The passport was not renewed, which led to her not enrolling in educational institutions.
Al-Maesam added that the father completely stopped communicating with his daughter and refrained from spending on her permanently, pointing out that her parents are separated and she lives with her aunt, because neither of her parents played their roles in care, education and spending.
By asking the accused during the prosecution’s investigations about the reasons for not obtaining identification papers, he stated that he reviewed the relevant authorities to take the required action, and found obstacles that hindered the renewal of documents and required reviewing more than one party, claiming that he gives his two daughters a monthly allowance and communicates with them more than once a week.
While the girl confirmed during the investigations that her aunt is the one who takes care of spending on her, as she does not receive the necessary care and attention from her parents, so she settled with her aunt who lives in another emirate.
Al-Maesam explained that the investigations concluded that the negligence of the accused father was proven, starting with the failure to extract identification papers (identity), as well as his neglect to renew passports for many years, which led to depriving his children of their basic rights.
She indicated that accordingly, the Public Prosecution directed the accused to commit two misdemeanors of refraining from obtaining identification papers, and of not enrolling a child in an educational institution without reason according to the Child Law “Wadeema”. Accordingly, the accused and the criminal case were referred to the Family Court to punish him in accordance with the articles of the indictment.
The Public Prosecution appealed to parents and those responsible for caring for children to commit themselves to providing them with a decent life in accordance with the requirements of Sharia and law, stressing that it will not tolerate anyone who is proven to be negligent and non-committal to the rights stipulated by law for children.