Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 21 October 2019

Woman ‘pledged allegiance to and supported ISIL’

The Emirati, who is a college student in Fujairah, had been in contact with a male member of the group online.

ABU DHABI// A 27-year-old woman is on trial at the Federal Supreme Court for seeking to join ISIL.

The Emirati, who is a college student in Fujairah, had been in contact with a male member of the group online.

The court was told she pledged allegiance to the terrorist group’s leader, Abu Baker Al Baghdadi, and planned to travel to the caliphate but wasn’t able because her passport was with her mother.

The woman is also accused of supporting the group by sending money to her ISIL contact via a wire exchange in the UAE.

She is also accused of establishing several email accounts that she used to communicate with the group. The woman denied all charges against her when she appeared in court.

The case was adjourned to November 14.

nalremeithi@thenational.ae

Updated: October 24, 2016 04:00 AM

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