ABU DHABI -- The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court
today issued sentences in a case involving a number of people accused of
involvement with the terrorist organisation, Daesh.
The court, presided over by Judge Mohammed
al-Jarrah Al Tunaiji, awarded a death sentence in absentia to four people,
sentenced another three to 10 years' imprisonment, two others were handed down
prison sentence of five years, one will be jailed for three years, while one
was found not guilty.
The defendants, nationals of the UAE, GCC, and Arab
countries, were charged with travelling to join the terrorist organisation
after entering the territory of an Arab country and taking part in various
activities of the organisation, including promoting the group at a public
place, providing funds, managing a website to promote the organisation's ideas,
and damaging the state's reputation and prestige and insulting the state's
The court ordered the closure of the website
indefinitely, confiscation of seized items and deportation of two of the
convicts after they complete their sentences.
The court also ruled in the case of six Arab
defendants, one of whom is a GCC national, for providing the terrorist group Al
Houthi in Yemen, with communication devices, equipment, chemical materials and
other means of communication.
The court imposed a 10 year prison sentence on
three of the accused followed with deportation. One of the defendants, who owns
a company in the UAE, was fined AED1 million, and his company's headquarters
was ordered to be shut down and its monies were ordered to be confiscated.
The company was founded in one of the emirates with
the knowledge that the funds belonged to a terrorist organisation. The other
four defendants were acquitted.