Group who tried to establish a branch of Muslim Brotherhood in UAE sentenced

ABU DHABI // The Federal Supreme Court handed down sentences ranging from acquittal to life imprisonment to a group of 15 Yemenis and four Emiratis for having links with the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen. The group was accused of setting up a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in the UAE, and raising […]

ABU DHABI // The Federal Supreme Court handed down sentences ranging from acquittal to life imprisonment to a group of 15 Yemenis and four Emiratis for having links with the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen.

The group was accused of setting up a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in the UAE, and raising funds and donations without a licence.

The court ordered the confiscation of Dh3 million belonging to the group, reported Wam, the state news agency.

In a separate case, the court sentenced an Arab to five years in jail for collaborating with the Al Nusra Front terrorist group.

He will be deported after serving his sentence. Four defendants of Arab, American and European nationalities, were sentenced to one year in jail each for failing to inform the authorities about the first defendant’s activities.

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