x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Four Emiratis appeal citizenship case

Four of the seven Emiratis stripped of their citizenship for posing security threats have had their cases adjourned until the end of the month.

ABU DHABI // Four of the seven Emiratis stripped of their citizenship for posing security threats have had their cases adjourned until the end of the month.

Mohamed Abdelrazaq Al Abeidli, Ahmed Gaith Al Suwaidi, Ali Al Hamadi and Ibrahim Hassan al Marzouqi, filed a law suit against the Ministry of Interior after it revoked their citizenship last December for alleged links to terrorist organizations.

The judges at the Federal Court of First Instance rejected the case. The four appealed to the Federal Appeals Court.

At the first session at the appeals court today, the Ministry of Interior defense attorney, Sarah Al Shamsi, said the ministry was not ready to present its defense and needed more time.

The chief Justice, Eissa Al Jabir, adjourned the case until July 30, stressing the need to be ready to  present the case by that date.

The three other men will also present their appeal on July 30.

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