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Federal Court refers three supporters of terrorist ideology to counselling centres

Posted on 23/08/2016

Three men accused of embracing terrorist ideology were sent to counselling centres, the State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court ruled today. The court also banned them from travel for six months from the date of issuance of the verdict. The three suspects were arrested after State Security investigations found them adopting extremist, and terrorist ideology, and suspected that they might commit terrorist crimes. Investigations confirmed that the first suspect, a 27-year-old ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court issues ruling on Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood case

Posted on 28/06/2016

The State Security Department of the Federal Supreme Court on Monday sentenced two Arab nationals to three years and six months in prison for running an international group affiliated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE, without a license from the government, and for cooperating with the secret organisation before it was dissolved. In four other cases, the court ordered that three Emiratis are to be referred to an advisory council, put under probation and banned from travel for six ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court acquits Arab suspect from terror promotion charges, sentences other fugitive to 10 years in jail

Posted on 21/06/2016

The State Security Department of the Federal Supreme Court, yesterday acquitted an Arab suspect from charges of promoting the terrorist organisation (Daesh). It sentenced in absentia another accused Arab fugitive to 10 years, while two defendants, in their presence, were sentenced to three years in jail for their links with the terrorist organisation "Nusra Front". The court also referred the accused identified as A.Y.J. to a counselling centre, where he will be subjected to control and ...  >>MORE

Court issues verdict on Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood organisation

Posted on 14/06/2016

The State Security Circuit of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday 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 AED3 million belonging to the group and of the seized devices. In ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court reserves case of Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood for verdict on 6th June

Posted on 17/05/2016

The State Security Department at the Federal Supreme Court yesterday reserved a case of the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE, for ruling on 6th June. The defendants are 15 Yemeni nationals ad four Emiratis accused of establishing a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE. The Federal Supreme Court heard the pleadings from the defence lawyers, who called for acquittal of their clients and dropping of charges against them. They cited that their clients were innocent. The defendants ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences defendants for terror charges

Posted on 10/05/2016

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday awarded a prison sentence to M. A. H, who is charged with committing terrorist acts. The court ordered confiscation of the seized items which were used by the defendant to commit the crimes, including devices, tools and software programmes. It also ordered closure of all blogs and websites used by him to promote the Daesh terrorist group, to insult the country and to defame its symbols. The Public Prosecution accused the ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences husband of 'Reem Island Ghost' to life in jail

Posted on 10/05/2016

The State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday sentenced M.A.H - husband of the woman who killed an American teacher on Reem Island in the case locally known as the 'Reem Island Ghost Husband' - to life in jail for a series of terrorist acts. The Public Prosecution has accused M.A.H of seven counts including joining the Daesh terrorist group, and planning to commit terrorist acts inside the state. The court ordered confiscation of all seized equipment, computers and ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court hears pleading of public prosecutor in Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood

Posted on 03/05/2016

The State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday heard the pleading of the prosecutors in the case of the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE in which 15 Yemenis and four Emiratis were accused of establishing a branch of the group in the UAE. The public prosecutor addressed the court for more than an hour explaining charges against each one of the accused, demanding to the court that it hand down the most severe punishment to them. The first to 13th defendants faced counts ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court issues verdict in case of group affiliated to Hezbollah

Posted on 05/04/2016

The State Security Department at the Federal Supreme Court yesterday sentenced a group composed of Arabs and Canadians, to six months imprisonment, to be followed by deportation after serving their jail terms. The defendants were accused of establishing links with the Lebanese Hezbollah party, setting up and managing an international group inside the country. They did so without obtaining any licence from the government before 12th October, 2014. The court also heard a number of cases related ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court hears cases related to state security

Posted on 29/03/2016

The State Security Chamber of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday heard a number of cases related to state security. In the first case, locally known as the case of the 'Amir of Daesh', the court heard the lawyer of the defendant, the Emirati husband of the woman who murdered the American teacher, in the case known as the 'Reem Island Ghost'. The lawyer pleaded that his client was innocent. The court will deliver its verdict on 9th May. The court decided to adjourn until 18th April the ...  >>MORE

11 sentenced to life imprisonment in 'Shabab Al Manara' case

Posted on 28/03/2016

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court has issued sentences on a number of defendants in the case known as the Shabab Al Manara, ('The Minaret's Youth') case. The Court, presided over by Judge Mohammed al-Jarrah Al Tunaiji, sentenced 11 defendants to life imprisonment, two of them in absentia. Two other defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison, 13 to ten years, six to three years and two to five years. Four other defendants were sentenced to six months in prison for ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court hears witness in case of defendants accused of funding two terrorist organisations

Posted on 22/03/2016

The State Security Department at the Federal Supreme Court, heard yesterday a witness in a case of four defendants accused of providing money to two terrorist organisations. The next court session will be on 11th April to hear the pleadings of the defence lawyers of the accused. Earlier, the public prosecution indicted the four defendants - Arab and North American citizens - of committing a hostile act against a sisterly state by providing money to the two terrorist organisations; Battalion ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences defendants for joining Daesh, Al Houthi terrorist groups

Posted on 15/02/2016

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday issued sentences in a case involving a number of people accused of involvement with the terrorist organisation, Daesh. The court, presided over by Judge Mohammed al-Jarrah Al Tunaiji, awarded a death sentence in absentia to four people, sentenced another three to 10 years' imprisonment, two others were handed down prison sentence of five years, one will be jailed for three years, while one was found not guilty. The defendants, ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court hears case of Hizbollah's affiliate group

Posted on 09/02/2016

ABU DHABI, 9th February, 2016 (WAM) – The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court heard yesterday the case of three defendants of Arab and Canadian origin accused of establishing and running an international group affiliated to the Lebanese Hizbollah party inside the state without a permit from the government. The defendant denied the charges levelled against them. Presided over by Judge Falah Al Hajeri, the court adjourned the hearings to 15th February to listen to prosecutor ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences Arab national to five years in jail for promoting Daesh's ideology

Posted on 01/02/2016

The State Security District of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday sentenced Arab national (K.F.M) to five years in jail and fined him Dh 1 million on charges of creating and managing an account on social media platform Twitter and disseminating information promoting Daesh's ideology despite his knowledge of its terrorist goals. The Court, presided over by judge Mohammed Al Tunaiji, also found the Arab defendant guilty of posting two video clips of landmarks in one of the emirates, coupled ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court reserves ruling till 31st January in terrorist organisation case

Posted on 12/01/2016

The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court, headed by Judge Mohammed Al Jarah Al Tunaiji, yesterday reserved its ruling until 31st January in a state security case in which 11 people, including Gulf and Arab nationals, and one17-year-old Emirati are involved. Four of the accused continue to be fugitives. The court charged the defendants of joining the Daesh terrorist organisation after they had entered the territory of an Arab country, where they joined this organisation and took ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences to death a man for joining ISIL

Posted on 11/01/2016

The Federal Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced to death in absentia 'Kh.Y.A' for joining the terrorist group ISIL (Daesh). In the same case, the court, presided over by judge Mohammad Al Jarrah Al Tunaiji, also sentenced 'F.M.A' and 'M.A.M' to seven years in jail and 'A.A.S' to three years in jail. The three convicts appeared in court. In another case, the Federal Supreme Court sentenced "M.T.A", an Asian national, to five years in jail and deportation for providing a foreign state with ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court hears state security cases

Posted on 29/12/2015

The Security Division of the Supreme Federal Court, presided over by Justice Mohammad Al Jarrah Al Tunaijil, yesterday heard a number of state security cases including the case of Emirati defendant M.A.S who was charged with seeking to join the terrorist group ISIL (Daesh), planning terrorist crimes in the UAE, promoting two terrorist organisations affiliated with al-Qaeda and ISIL. During the session, the court heard the pleading of the State Security Prosecution which asked the court to ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences Asian man of ten years in prison for espionage

Posted on 15/12/2015

The Federal Supreme Court yesterday sentenced an Asian man (M.E.B) to ten years in jail and imposed a fine of Dh 500,000 on him for contacting a foreign country and providing it with information about his place of work that could harm the national interests of the UAE. Judge Mohammed Al Jarrah ruled that the convicted will be deported after he serves his jail term. In the case of Daesh secret cell, the court also issued a death penalty in absentia against an Arab prime defendant (Z.Y.A) for ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Shabab Al Manara terrorist group to 20, 27 December and 3 January

Posted on 09/12/2015

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of the case of the terrorist group Shabab Al Manara to 20th and 27th December 2015 and 3rd January 2016, to allow the lawyers to present their defence. During its session yesterday, the Court presided over by Judge Mohammad Al Jarrah, heard the Public Prosecution which asked for maximum punishment for the defendants. Forty-one men are on trial charged on several counts including plotting to carry out ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences GCC national to five years in jail for insulting state figures

Posted on 24/11/2015

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday sentenced in absentia GCC national M.F.D to five years in jail for insulting the state figures and for spreading false news and rumours in a televised interview. In another case, the court convicted Emirati national KH.T.R to ten years in prison for joining Al Nusra Front terrorist group, an affiliate of al Qaeda terror organisation. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court adjourns Al Manara terror group's case to 8th December

Posted on 17/11/2015

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday heard the prosecution witnesses in the case of Shabab Al Manara terrorist group. The hearings lasted five hours after which the judge, Mohammed Al Jarah, adjourned the case to 8th December 2015 to hear the pleadings of the public prosecution. Yesterday's session was attended by representatives of the media and members of the civil society organisations. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ->>MORE

Supreme Court hears Al Manara gang case

Posted on 27/10/2015

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday began hearing on the case of the Al Manara terrorist gang with the Public Prosecution asking for maximum punishment for the defendants. During the hearing, presided over by Justice Falah Al Hajeri, the Public Prosecution charged the 41 defendants of plotting to carry out terrorist operations through setting up a of a terrorist, takfiri ideology group under the name 'Shabab Al Manara', carry out terrorist acts, endanger the ...  >>MORE

State Security Court to sentence defendant in secret organisation case on 26th October

Posted on 20/10/2015

The State Security District of the Federal Supreme Court has decided to issue, on 26th October, its verdict in the case of "M.M.M", an Emirati defendant charged with joining the illegal secret organisation that was disbanded by virtue of the State Security Criminal Court's ruling in case No. 79/2012 for calling for opposition to the basic principles of the UAE ruling system with the aim of seizing power. The court took the decision yesterday in a session presided over by Chief Justice Falah Al ...  >>MORE

Supreme court hears state security-related cases

Posted on 06/10/2015

The State Security District of the Federal Supreme Court heard the prosecution in the case of A.S.A, an Emirati, 27, charged with spreading rumours that defamed the country and harmed its safety and security. During the hearing, presided over by Justice Falah Shaya Al Hajeri, the prosecution charged A.S.A, with creating a website and a site on social media where he published information about a terrorist organisation, the Muslim Brotherhood, promoted their thought, and pasted images of the ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court adjourns case of Al Manara terrorist group to 26th October

Posted on 29/09/2015

The State Security Division of the Federal Supreme Court today decided to defer to 26th October, the hearing of the case of 41 suspects of the Al Manara terrorist group, to complete legal procedures. Judge Falah Al Hajeri, Chairman of the State Security Division, said the UAE laws grant all suspects the right and access to their lawyers and ensure fair and open legal procedures. He said the Public Prosecution needed to take necessary measures, such as providing healthcare to the suspects who ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court acquits GCC national for collaborating with a secret organisation

Posted on 22/09/2015

The State Security District of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday acquitted a GCC national, K.F.A., on the charge of collaborating with a secret organisation in the state which aimed to undermine the principles of the government system and seize power. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395285877268.html ...  >>MORE

State Security Circuit at Federal Supreme Court reserves rulings on verdicts in two terrorism cases

Posted on 08/09/2015

The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court, headed by Justice Shahab Al Hammadi, has reserved its ruling until 14th September in the case of an Emirati, identified by his initials as S.Y.M, 19, accused of planning to join the terrorist organisation, Daesh. The court heard yesterday the pleading of the defence lawyer, in which he called for acquitting his client from all the charges made against him. Meanwhile, the court also decided to reserve its ruling in the case of another ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court defers case of al-Manara terrorist group to 28th September

Posted on 25/08/2015

The Federal Supreme Court has decided to defer to 28th September, the hearing of the case of al-Manara terrorist group, which includes 41 suspects. The court, presided over by Judge Mohammed Al Jarah Al Tunaiji, yesterday held the first session, which was confined to procedural aspects regarding the presence of the suspects and four defence lawyers. It also decided that the four lawyers will defend four accused in the case. The public prosecution said it would address the Ministry of Justice ...  >>MORE

41 suspects referred to Federal Supreme Court over terrorist charges

Posted on 03/08/2015

Salem Saeed Kubaish, the UAE Attorney General has announced that 41 people of various nationalities, including Emiratis, have been referred to the Federal Supreme Court on charges of setting up a terrorist organisation. He said that an investigation by the Public Prosecution in Attorney General's Office has shown that the 41 people had set up and run a terrorist group inside the UAE called the 'Al Manara Youth Group', which embraced an extremist, terrorist 'takfiri' ideology, with the ...  >>MORE

"Reem Ghost" executed

Posted on 14/07/2015

Ahmed Al Dhanhani, Attorney General for the State Security Prosecution, has announced that on Monday morning, 13th July 2015, the ruling of The State Security Circuit of the Federal Supreme Court No. 73 of 2015 on the execution of Alaa Bader Abdullah has been carried out, following the approval of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Earlier, the Public Prosecution had charged the accused with murdering Ibolya Ryan, an American citizen, whom the defendant deliberately ...  >>MORE

Quick death sentence is a case of justice served

Posted on 14/07/2015

The death sentence for Alaa Al Hashemi given by the State Security division of the Federal Supreme Court on June 29 was carried out by firing squad yesterday morning. Justice has been served swiftly, as it should be, and now it is time to move on from this frightening aberration to life in the UAE. This case demonstrated that our society is governed by the rule of law and that these sorts of heinous and unusual crimes will be dealt with in the most serious manner. One reason why this crime was ...  >>MORE

Al Reem Island killer’s execution sends strong message

Posted on 14/07/2015

Legal, security and human rights experts in the capital are in unanimous agreement that the UAE's execution of convicted killer Ala'a Al Hashemi sends a strong message to terrorist organisations. Political analyst and former political science professor in UAE University, Dr Abdul Khaliq Abdullah, told Gulf News that capital punishment sentences are very rare in the UAE and that while most are issued, few are ever carried out. "The verdict was issued on June 29 and quickly performed soon after ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences accused in Al Reem Island case to death

Posted on 30/06/2015

The State Security Circuit of the Federal Supreme Court, chaired by Judge Falah Al-Hajri, yesterday sentenced to death the defendant identified as A.B.A. in the case known in the media as "Ghost of Al Reem." The court cited the charges against her and ordered confiscation of materials seized at the scene of crime, as well as the closure of the convict's website. While issuing the verdict, the judge said the UAE has been and continues to be home of security, peace and stability, and a role ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court reserves case on tarnishing reputation of state institutions to 29th June for verdict

Posted on 23/06/2015

The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court chaired today by Judge Falah Al Hajri, set 29th June for issuing a verdict in the case in which a UAE national, identified by his initials N.M.A., has been accused of spreading rumours to stir hatred, disturb public order and damage the reputation and prestige of the state institutions. The court heard the plea of defence lawyers who called for an acquittal of their client, claiming he was innocent. Meanwhile, the public prosecutor ...  >>MORE

Supreme court hears 4 state security cases

Posted on 09/06/2015

The State Security District of the Federal Supreme Court yesterday heard the prosecution in the case of N.M.A, an Emirati charged with spreading rumours that defamed the country and harmed its safety and security. During the hearing, presided over by Justice Falah Al Hajeri, the prosecution asked for the maximum sentence for the defendant who denied all charges. The case was adjourned to 15th June. Meanwhile, the court set 14th June as the date to summon M.F.A, a GCC national, who is charged ...  >>MORE

UAE Federal Supreme Court sentences Arab national for perpetrating hostile act against a foreign state

Posted on 26/05/2015

The State Security Division at the Federal Supreme Court, presided over by Judge Al Hajiri, on Monday sentenced M.Kh.M., a national of an Arab country, to five years in prison for perpetrating a hostile act against a foreign state and other charges. The court ordered that he be deported after serving his sentence and that the materials seized with him be confiscated. The charges against the defendant also included using fake documents to import a voice analyser and military grade electronic ...  >>MORE

Qatari nationals sentenced by State Security Court

Posted on 23/05/2015

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of the two Qatari citizens sentenced by the UAE State Security Court, to emphasise the UAE's keenness to strengthen the close fraternal relations between the leaderships and peoples of the two brotherly countries. – Emirates News Agency, WAM - http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395280934162.html ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court sentences five GCC nationals to jails terms on defamation of state symbols

Posted on 19/05/2015

Four people were sentenced to life imprisonment while one person was sentenced to ten years in jail by the State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court in a case in which the five Gulf nationals were accused of disseminating information, data, rumours and pictures on the websites and social networking site "Twitter", with an intent to ridicule and damage the reputation and prestige of the state symbols. The verdicts were issued in the presence of the first defendant, identified as ...  >>MORE

Court reserves verdicts for defamation, terrorism promotion cases

Posted on 05/05/2015

The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court, headed by Justice Falah Al-Hajri, has reserved rulings in two cases involving two Emiratis accused of defaming the UAE leadership and creating and moderating a website to promote ideas of terrorist groups for 18th and 25th May, respectively. The court ordered the two defendants to remain in custody while the cases are pending. The court heard during yesterday's session the plea of the defence lawyer of the man accused of defaming the ...  >>MORE

Federal Supreme Court reserves verdict in case of five GCC nationals on defamation charges

Posted on 28/04/2015

The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court, headed by Justice Falah Al-Hajri, yesterday reserved its ruling for 18th May in the case of five GCC nationals accused of disseminating information, data, rumours and pictures on websites and social networking site "Twitter," with an intent to ridicule and damage the reputation and prestige of the state symbols. One of the defendants is being tried in his presence, while the trial of four others is taking place in absentia. The court ...  >>MORE

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Federal Court refers three supporters of terrorist ideology to counselling centres


Federal Supreme Court issues ruling on Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood case


Federal Supreme Court acquits Arab suspect from terror promotion charges, sentences other fugitive to 10 years in jail


Court issues verdict on Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood organisation


Federal Supreme Court reserves case of Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood for verdict on 6th June


Federal Supreme Court sentences defendants for terror charges


Federal Supreme Court sentences husband of 'Reem Island Ghost' to life in jail


Federal Supreme Court hears pleading of public prosecutor in Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood


Federal Supreme Court issues verdict in case of group affiliated to Hezbollah


Federal Supreme Court hears cases related to state security


11 sentenced to life imprisonment in 'Shabab Al Manara' case


Federal Supreme Court hears witness in case of defendants accused of funding two terrorist organisations


Federal Supreme Court sentences defendants for joining Daesh, Al Houthi terrorist groups


Federal Supreme Court hears case of Hizbollah's affiliate group


Federal Supreme Court sentences Arab national to five years in jail for promoting Daesh's ideology


Federal Supreme Court reserves ruling till 31st January in terrorist organisation case


Federal Supreme Court sentences to death a man for joining ISIL


Federal Supreme Court hears state security cases


Federal Supreme Court sentences Asian man of ten years in prison for espionage


Federal Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Shabab Al Manara terrorist group to 20, 27 December and 3 January


Federal Supreme Court sentences GCC national to five years in jail for insulting state figures


Federal Supreme Court adjourns Al Manara terror group's case to 8th December


Supreme Court hears Al Manara gang case


State Security Court to sentence defendant in secret organisation case on 26th October


Supreme court hears state security-related cases


Federal Supreme Court adjourns case of Al Manara terrorist group to 26th October


Federal Supreme Court acquits GCC national for collaborating with a secret organisation


State Security Circuit at Federal Supreme Court reserves rulings on verdicts in two terrorism cases


Federal Supreme Court defers case of al-Manara terrorist group to 28th September


41 suspects referred to Federal Supreme Court over terrorist charges


"Reem Ghost" executed


Quick death sentence is a case of justice served


Al Reem Island killer’s execution sends strong message


Federal Supreme Court sentences accused in Al Reem Island case to death


Federal Supreme Court reserves case on tarnishing reputation of state institutions to 29th June for verdict


Supreme court hears 4 state security cases


UAE Federal Supreme Court sentences Arab national for perpetrating hostile act against a foreign state


Qatari nationals sentenced by State Security Court


Federal Supreme Court sentences five GCC nationals to jails terms on defamation of state symbols


Court reserves verdicts for defamation, terrorism promotion cases


Federal Supreme Court reserves verdict in case of five GCC nationals on defamation charges