The State Security Circuit of the Federal Supreme Court today handed down a series of sentences ranging from acquittal to life imprisonment to a group of 15 Yemeni and four Emirati defendants in the case of the 'Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood’.
The group was accused of setting up a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in the UAE and raising funds and donations without a licence.
The court ordered confiscation of Dh3 million belonging to the group and of the seized devices.
In the case of collaborating with a terrorist organisation, the court sentenced the first defendant FAS, an Arab, to five years imprisonment on the charge of collaborating with the Al Nusra Front terrorist group. He will be deported after serving his sentence.
The other four defendants of Arab, American and European nationalities, were sentenced to one year in jail for failing to inform the authorities about the first defendant's activities.