7 years in jail for foreign collaboration
An Emirati man was sentenced to 7 years in jail by the Federal Supreme Court for establishing contacts with a foreign country.
The verdict was handed to the defendant Salem Musa Fayrouz Khamis after he confessed to passing to a foreign country, information that would harm national security and damage the country's relations with friendly countries.
Security forces received a tip-off about the Khamis's contacts with an intelligent officer holding a false consular position at the consulate of the foreign country.
After getting a search warrant from the Public Prosecution, security personnel searched the defendant's vehicle and recovered documents containing information about the UAE armed forces and their deployments.
Khamis confessed during investigation to the charges, saying he was introduced in 2008 to two persons from the said consulate to help him resolve an issue for his Iranian wife.
He added that following several meetings, they asked him for military information, as he was working at that time for the armed forces before his retirement. They offered him money for the information.
Khamis admitted that he furnished all the information they asked for and at one time, he failed to get them specific information, so he directed them to another UAE national man who also worked for the armed forces.
After reviewing incriminating evidence submitted by the Public Prosecution, and upon the defendant's confession that he provided military information that could have damaged the country's military and political position, the Supreme Court issued its verdict to imprison him for 7 years.
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