3 jailed for 5-7 years in illegal organisation case
The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court headed by Justice Falah Al Hajiri on Monday sentenced three accused, in the state banned illegal organisation case, to jails terms ranging from five to seven years.
Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Al Jidah, Qatari, received a jail term of seven years, to be followed by deportation, while Abdul Wahid Hassan Al Badi Al Shehhi and Saeed Abdullah Al Buraimi, both Emiratis, were handed down five years jail term each.
The court also ordered confiscation of Dh150, 000 and other equipment seized from the house of Al Buraimi. The equipment was found to have been used by the accused.
The first suspect in the case, who is from Qatar, was accused of being an accessory to the banned illegal organisation. He was accused of cooperating and participating with the banned clandestine organisation. The organisation was suspended from normal operations because it was working against the legitimate government of UAE, and aimed at overthrowing the government and seizing political power. The suspect's charges included communicating and aiding local and international leaders of the banned organisation financially and through moral support.
He was additionally accused of mediating between disputing leading figures of the organisation, receiving funds and transferring the funds to members of the banned organisation who remain at large. The list of accusations included receiving funds from abroad and using the funds to sustain himself, according to the investigation records.
Meanwhile, the second suspect, Al Shehhi, Emirati, was accused of joining the banned organisation despite his prior knowledge of its activities. He was also accused of receiving and delivering funds to the first accused, in addition to other tasks.
The third suspect was accused of overseeing the education and students and community sectors in Sharjah, and helping the families if the already convicted members. The list includes paying lawyer’s fees and communicating with the first accused suspect through social networking. The list of accusations included consulting to run the banned organisation following the capture and conviction of the leaders.
Taher Mohammad Ahmad Al Tamimi, Emirati, was acquitted of the charges on administering the organisation in Dubai and of membership in the education committee.
The court session was attended by the Qatari Ambassador to the UAE Fares bin Roumi Mohammed Al Nuaimi, relatives of the accused, media and the civil society representatives.
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