Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals convicts two suspects for joining terror groups, promoting their ideas

Two men were convicted on Wednesday by the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals for joining terrorist organisations and promoting their ideologies.

A third was convicted for illegally possessing firecrackers.

The court sentenced a Comoros national, identified as A.H.A., to three years in prison for possessing firecrackers without obtaining a licence from the authorities and fined him Dh1,000.

The court also ordered that the material be confiscated. According to the judgement, he will be deported after serving his jail term.

An Egyptian citizen, identified as S.S.M., will spend three years behind bars for joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideas.

The court ordered confiscation of the material and equipment used in the offence.

The court also sentenced a third suspect, an Emirati identified as K.A.H., to one year in jail.

While pronouncing the sentence, the court took into consideration the fact that the 22-year-old Emirati had voluntarily abandoned the terrorist group.

The judge also heard the case of a 47-year old Emirati, A.M.R., who was accused of establishing and running a Twitter account to publish and promote the ideology of the Daesh terror organisation.

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