x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Woman insults judge, police during sentencing

Woman convicted of forgery and assault insults his heritage and family after learning of sentence.

DUBAI // Drama hit the courtroom this morning as a woman found guilty of forgery and assault screamed abuse at Judge Fahmy Mounir Fahmy, calling him a "rotten Egyptian".

The Moroccan AD, 25, had already been threatened with contempt of court charges for mumbling inappropriate words during her first hearing. She was sentenced today to one year in prison followed by deportation.

Her response: "Why, why, what did I do? I did not kill or prostitute myself!" AD then insulted the judge's mother and sister before calling him a "rotten Egyptian".

Female police officers gathered around AD in an attempt to restrain her, but she continued to scream at the court, the judge and the police.

"Don't come near me, don't talk to me or touch me, you animals," she yelled at the officers.

"I will refer her to the prosecution on charges of insulting the court," Fahmy Mounir Fahmy told The National.

AD was originally in court after being involved in a fight with another woman, who was not identified in court records. She was taken to the hospital after a report was made to the police operations room.

When police asked her for identification she presented the ID of another woman, police said.

salamir@thenational.ae