Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 24 August 2019

Man accused of publishing materials supporting Muslim Brotherhood

A 32-year-old is accused of publishing support for the Muslim Brotherhood online and its local UAE branch.

ABU DHABI // A 32-year-old man has been accused of publishing support for the Muslim Brotherhood online and its local branch in the UAE.

The man allegedly contacted one of the group’s members and published audio and visual materials showing his support for the group.

In July 2013, 69 men were jailed for being members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The organisation aimed to overthrow the Government.

The 32-year-old is being tried in the Federal Supreme Court under the UAE’s cybercrime law number 5 of 2012, which criminalises all forms of electronic abuse.

In a separate case, a port worker accused of passing on confidential information about military vessels to officials from a foreign country appeared at the Federal Supreme Court on Monday.

The 35-year-old man faced charges that he handed over information about when naval ships were arriving and departing from his workplace.

“The accused, who worked as an administrator at the port, used the electronic system to find the confidential government information without a permit,” prosecutors said.

He is also accused of taking photos of the ships, which is also prohibited at his workplace.

The man denied all charges against him. The case was adjourned until October 17.

nalremeithi@thenational.ae

Updated: September 26, 2016 04:00 AM

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