Jodi Magi.
Jodi Magi.

Aussie woman jailed for 'bad words' posted on social media

AN Australian woman has been arrested and jailed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates after she was found guilty of "writing bad words on social media".

In February, Jodi Magi, 39, took a photo of a car in her apartment block that was parked across two disabled parking spaces, without any disability stickers.

She blacked out the number plate and put the photo on Facebook, drawing attention to the seemingly selfish act, but not providing any identifying details or names.

However, someone in the apartment block complained to police and the case went to an Abu Dhabi court in June.

Ms Magi, who has lived in Abu Dhabi since 2012, said she was forced to sign multiple documents in Arabic without any translation.

Two weeks ago she was found guilty of "writing bad words on social media about a person" and told she would be deported.

More on this at ABC News



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