Instagram film lands man in Abu Dhabi jail

An Arab man who wanted to joke with a friend during a picnic ended up in prison after he short a brief film of his friend?s family and posted it on Instagram.

The defendant told the prosecutor he was on a picnic with a friend and his family in Ruwais nearly 250 km west of Abu Dhabi city when he shot a 15-second film of the family while they were asleep. He said he posted the film on Instagram as a joke and that he had not realised this would anger his friend.

?The man said he had deleted the film but the prosecutor told him his friend insists on filing a case. The defendant was jailed pending trial?.