The UAE Journalists Association (UAEJA) said that the state's approach to handling the case of the secret organisation was based on respect for the rule of law and its firm commitment to constitutional and human rights' principles as well as equality and justice.
The UAEJA, in a statement on Tuesday, said "all state institutions, represented by the independent judiciary, have maintained high standards of consciousness, clarity and transparency since the cell and its members broke the law and were arrested and put to trial."
The statement added that all legal procedures were observed during the case and that the defendants were given the maximum degree of rights, enshrined in law, to defence, witness hearing and pleading during the public hearings.
"At the time we closed this case, which is alien to our society and its values, we pay profound respect and give gratitude to our judiciary and its effective humanitarian role in this case which shocked our feelings.
"We also appreciate the fair verdict and praise the honourable stance of our loyal people against any attempts aimed at tampering with the nation's security, safety and achievements that have been achieved under the vigilant leadership which spared no efforts for the sake of development, welfare and prosperity and the provision of a decent living for citizens and future generations," the statement added.
The statement cautioned the youth of the country against destructive thoughts and trends that are promoted by outlawed malicious groups that disrespect the achievements of the UAE, and are masked by religion or politics.
The statement continued, "Freedom enjoys a space as widely open as the desert and the sea of the UAE, guaranteed by the constitution and the inherited customs at the majlises of our generous rulers."
The statement also called on the youth of the nation to remain vigilant on social networking sites and to continue to play their national role to combat prejudiced campaigns by clandestine organisations and the foreign parties they are linked with.