A court in UAE's Ras Al Khaimah recently sentenced a wife to three months in jail after she was found guilty of looking through her husband's phone without his knowledge, Emarat Al Youm reported.
The woman underwent a trial after her husband filed a lawsuit against her, accusing her of violating his privacy.
In his report against her, the man said his wife went through his phone and copied all the information on it to another device in order to search through them later on.
The case made the rounds on Arab Twitter
Some sided with the wife
"If she wasn't suspicious over something, she wouldn't have gone through his phone. Isn't is shameful for him to jail his own wife?"
Others were completely against what she did though
"She deserves this. No one told her to go through his phone."
"Haven't couples who look through each other's phones gone extinct yet?"
Some summed it all up
"Marriage is such a headache."
In the UAE, prying on your spouse can land you in jail
Speaking to Emarat Al Youm, lawyers Raed Al Awlaki and Mohammad Jad Al Mawla explained that under the country's laws, it's illegal to go through a person's phone without their permission.
For married couples, the illegality of searching through a phone or computer stands regardless of whether a partner believes they are being cheated on.
It's also considered a violation of an adult's personal online privacy if any of their information is pried on by a spouse, parent, friend, relative, or colleague.