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22 July 2024

UAE Supreme Court tries Sudanese for planning Abu Dhabi terror attack

By Staff

The State Security Court of the UAE Federal Supreme Court has heard four cases involving men of various nationalities, Al Bayan newspaper reports.
The State Security Prosecutor charged three of the suspects with planning attacks in Abu Dhabi and with joining the terror group Daesh.
The prosecutor also accused the three suspects of terrorism and one of them, with attempting to obtain confidential data belonging to a major oil company.
The court will hold its next hearing on March 14, giving the accused time to get lawyers to defend them.
Planning terror attack in Abu Dhabi
A 29-year-old Sudanese identified as A.A.H. is charged with planning a terrorist attack in Abu Dhabi.

The prosecutor added that the accused previewed places for explosions to kill foreigners.
The accused also had social media accounts - Twitter and Facebook - where he posted and published information promoting Daesh to attract new members.
The accused has denied the charges against him.
18-year-old promoting Daesh
In the second case, the court heard that an 18-year-old Iraqi, identified as A.Y.A. was trying to join Daesh.
He is also accused of trying to convince five others to join Daesh.
In addition, he started and managed a website to publish information about the terrorist group.
The accused denied the charges against him.
Leaking of confidential information

The third defendant, a 28-year-old Sudanese national, identified as H.A.A, is accused of accessing the IT system of an oil major to obtain confidential government data.
The accused used the password and pin number of another person, identified as A.S.H.
The accused denied the charges against him.
Promoting terror ideology

The court decided to adjourn a case against a member of Daesh, identified as M.H.A, who is being tried for promoting terror ideology.
He is also accused of raising money for Al Qaeda in Yemen.
The court postponed the hearing to March  14.