A court in Qatar sentenced six months in jail for a man who spied on woman using cameras. He was also slapped with a fine of QR5,000 for placing the surveillance camera to monitor her movements.
He was charged for violating the privacy of the victim without her consent. The accused had set up surveillance cameras in his house which was directed towards the victim’s house, who is a relative, to keep an eye on her movement.
According to article 333 of the Penal Code, anyone who commits infringement of private life of individuals, records or transports pictures of individuals in a private place by means of a device of any kind, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year and to a fine not exceeding QR5,000.
It criminalizes any activity that leads to access to the private life of the victim without his or her consent.