Federal Supreme Court confirms sentences ranging from life to 18 months
The UAE's Federal Supreme Court has rejected three separate appeals filed by defendants on terrorism-related charges.
According to state news agency WAM, the court issued its ruling in support of all the verdicts against the defendants - ranging from 18 months' imprisonment to seven years' imprisonment and life imprisonment.
In the first case, the court rejected the appeal filed by accused, named only as KSA, an Emirati, and sentenced him to life imprisonment for the charges against him and asked him to pay court costs.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals had previously convicted him for joining and being trained by terrorist organisation Daesh.
In the second case, the court upheld the rejection of the appeal by ASH, another Emirati, who was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on two charges while he was acquitted on a third.
The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals had convicted him for the possession of firearms and ammunition and the possession of military equipment, a sound bomb, without obtaining permission or a licence from the authorities.
In the third case, the court rejected the appeal filed by Emirati citizen KSM. The charges against him were upheld and the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals had sentenced him to seven years’ imprisonment.
The court convicted him for committing hostile acts against a sister country, publishing abusive images of the sister country and promoting and encouraging enrolment into terrorist organisations on the internet.