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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

UAE State Security Court rejects appeals in terror and spying cases

The verdicts issued are final and cannot be appealed again

ISIL militants parade in the city of Raqqa, the group's stronghold in Syria, in an undated image put out by its media centre. Associated Press
ISIL militants parade in the city of Raqqa, the group's stronghold in Syria, in an undated image put out by its media centre. Associated Press

The State Security Court of the UAE Federal Supreme Court has rejected six appeals, including a number relating to terrorism and spying cases.

“With these rejections, the verdicts issued by the Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court are final and cannot be appealed,” reported the state news agency WAM.

The first case was an appeal by Iranian "S. M. A. M.”, sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for sharing intelligence with Iran and attempting to illegally export electricity generators and devices used in the Iranian nuclear programme he had imported from the United Kingdom.

The second appeal was by Emirati "M. S. E. N.”, sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for joining the terrorist organisation ISIL in Syria, establishing a social media site to promote their ideas and recruit youth, in addition to insulting the UAE online.

The court also rejected appeals by two Gulf citizens sentenced to three years imprisonment and a fine of Dh500,000 each for broadcasting on WhatsApp sectarian phrases and slogans of the Iraqi Popular Crowd Forces and Iranian militias in Iraq to instigate hatred.

The State Security Court rejected an appeal by a Sudan national "A. S. E. E.”, serving two years imprisonment for joining various terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq and establishing social media sites to promote their ideas and recruit others, in addition to for insulting the polices of the UAE and Saudi Arabia through articles and videos.

The fifth appeal was by Emirati "F. A. E. M.” , sentenced to five years imprisonment for joining the Muslim Brotherhood and subverting the principles of the country’s ruling establishment.

Finally, the court rejected an appeal by Emirati "E. A. A. Y.” who is serving five years imprisonment for joining ISIL in Syria.

The session was presided over by Judge Mohammed Al Jarrah Al Tunaiji.

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