By Staff writer
Court ordered dissolution of the Shabab Al Manara group, the closure of its areas of activity, the confiscation of the group's weapons, ammunition, firearms and materials used in making explosives
The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi has jailed 11 people for life after convicting them on charges of establishing a terrorist organisation.
State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court handed down varying sentences to the 41 defendants in the case known as the Shabab Al Manara, ('The Minaret's Youth') case, according to state news agency WAM.
The court ordered the dissolution of the Shabab Al Manara group, the closure of its areas of activity, the confiscation of the group's weapons, ammunition, firearms and materials used in making explosives. It also ordered the confiscation of the group's IT equipment, non-explosive devices, detonators, electronic devices used in information technology crimes, and the closure of the defendants' websites.
Judge Mohammed al-Jarrah Al Tunaiji sentenced 11 of the defendants to life imprisonment, two of them in absentia. Two other defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison, 13 to ten years, six to three years and two to five years. Four other defendants were sentenced to six months in prison for the possession of non-explosive weapons.
Four of the defendants were ordered to be deported after serving their sentences.
Seven other defendants were acquitted.