x

Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 October 2018

Urgent trial ordered in Abu Dhabi for 'foreigner' on charges of espionage

Man allegedly admits to spying on the UAE for a foreign agency

June 2, 2010 / Abu Dhabi / (Rich-Joseph Facun / The National)The Federal Supreme Court building in Abu Dhabi, photographed in 2010. Rich-Joseph Facun / The National
June 2, 2010 / Abu Dhabi / (Rich-Joseph Facun / The National)The Federal Supreme Court building in Abu Dhabi, photographed in 2010. Rich-Joseph Facun / The National

An urgent criminal trial has been ordered for a foreign national on suspicion of spying.

The trial was ordered by UAE Attorney General Dr Hamad Al Shamsi, it was revealed by the Federal Supreme Court on Thursday.

An Emirati reported the alleged spy to prosecutors, telling them he noticed the man acting suspiciously and asking for sensitive information.

An investigation carried out by Public Prosecution revealed that the man had been attempting to procure confidential information about the UAE to potentially pass on to a foreign agency.

The man was arrested and, during questioning, allegedly admitted to spying and revealed who he was working for.

No further details were made available.

_______________

Read more:

Abu Dhabi court sentences 13 for terrorism and spying

UAE State Security Court rejects appeals in terror and spying cases