Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 9 April 2020

Abu Dhabi court jails man for joining terror group ISIS

Offender handed five year sentence for supporting militant organisation online

A man who pledged allegiance to terror group ISIS on Twitter has been jailed for five years and hit with a Dh1 million fine by an Abu Dhabi court.

The Comoran citizen, 21, identified only as A.A.A.Z, was found guilty of joining the organisation and professing his support to its militant leader Abu Bakr Al Baghadi in a social media post during a hearing at the State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court on Sunday.

The man was also convicted of promoting the terror group and trying to recruit young people online, state news agency Wam reported.

The court ordered the seizure of all electronic devices used to carry out the crime and all data produced by the defendant to be wiped clean.

The guilty party was also ordered to pay the costs of bringing the case to court.

He was found to have violated laws in regards to combating terrorism and cyber crimes.

Updated: May 14, 2019 02:23 PM



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