UAE verdict in Daesh case on January 31

The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court, headed by Judge Mohammed Al Jarah Al Tunaiji, on Monday reserved its ruling until January 31 in a state security case that comprise 11 people, including Gulf and Arab nationals, and one 17-year-old Emirati.

Four of the accused continue to be fugitives.

The court charged the defendants of joining Daesh terrorist organisation after they had entered the territory of an Arab country, where they joined this organisation and took part and promoted its terrorist activities at a public place. They were also charged with providing funds and managing a website to promote the ideas of this organisation with the aim to damage the reputation and prestige of the state, as well as insult its symbols.

Earlier, the court heard the pleadings of the Public Prosecutor who demanded the defendants be punished in the light of charges against them. The defendants had categorically denied all the charges against them. The defence lawyers pleaded that their clients were innocent and called for dropping of the charges against them.

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