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UAE94 trial was 'just and fair' - Human Rights Assoc

Emirates Human Rights Association says 25 defendants found not guilty will resume their work

UAE94 trial was 'just and fair' - Human Rights Assoc

The trial of 94 Emiratis accused of seeking to overthrow the UAE government, in which 69 were sentenced to jail terms of up to 15 years, was “just and fair”, the Emirates Human Rights Association told the WAM news agency.

Mohammed Salem Al Ka'abi, member of the Board of Directors of the Association, said that the trial proceeded in an atmosphere of transparency and clarity, noting that the issued verdicts reflect the conscience of judges and impartiality. He added that the conscience and integrity of the judges were demonstrated by the verdicts.

Jamila Al Hamili, member of the Board of Directors, explained that the convicts stressing their loyalty and allegiance to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

She said that the association will follow up the convicts and their conditions while serving their jail terms, adding that exonerated defendants will resume their work and get their rights as stipulated by the UAE laws.

Meanwhile, the association stressed that it moves upon a complaint from the relatives of convicts or from convict personally, noting that the State Security Circuit welcomes them to follow up any case being heard at the court.

In related context, the Association added that it is following up the case of detained Egyptians accused of belonging to a secret organisation "Muslim Brotherhood", and will attend all the court sessions.

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