Three people – including two Emiratis – have been jailed in the UAE for having links with terrorist groups, official news WAM reported.
One of the accused – an Emirati national identified as A.K.B – was sentenced to 10 years in prison by the State Security Division at the Federal Supreme Court on Monday after being convicted of joining an “erstwhile terrorist organisation” and taking up a leadership role, the report said. According to reports, he was accused of belonging to the Al Islah group, a unit of Egypt’s Muslim brotherhood.
The court also ruled that the accused will be placed under observation for three years after he completes his jail term.
In a separate case, another UAE national – identified as H.S.K – was sentenced by the court to seven years in prison for joining a terrorist outfit, running its office and promoting its views. No further details were revealed.
In a third case, the court found an Arab suspect – identified as S.H.A – guilty of writing slogans of the ISIL terrorist organisation and also scribbling “offending phrases against state officials” on walls and tunnels. He was handed a three-year jail term, the report added.