Man in UAE confesses to Facebook death threat

A man in Dubai has confessed to posting a death threat on Facebook, UAE newspaper The National reported on Monday.

The 33-year-old Sri Lankan electrician posted a threatening message on the social network profile of a 24-year-old Filipina waitress asking users how to 'kill her’, a court heard.

According to the report, the waitress said the man was harassing her after she had rejected his marriage proposal, following which he posted a message saying: "I need kill [EK] plz tell me how I will kill her."

The alarmed waitress contacted police after her friend alerted her of the threat.

However, the electrician said the pair was in love and that he posted the message because the waitress owed him AED 1,000 ($272).

The man confessed to 'using Facebook to make threats to kill,' the report said, but said he did not make any such threat in a text message.

A verdict is due on September 23.