Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeals on Wednesday sentenced a citizen of a Gulf country to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of joining terrorist organisations.
The man, H.S.A.H., was also ordered to pay legal fees.
In another case, an Arab, A.S.D., was sentenced to 15 years’ jail to be followed by deportation and a Dh1-million fine after being found guilty of joining terrorist organisations.
Two other defendants from an Arab country were handed 10 years in jail to be followed by deportation after being found guilty of joining terrorist organisations.
Seven other defendants were sentenced to five years in prison each to be followed by deportation after they were found guilty of publishing false information to harm the UAE and insult its leaders. The men were also fined Dh500,000 each.
The rulings can be appealed before the Federal Supreme Court.
The court also set June 5 as a date for issuing a ruling in a case in which five Arabs and a man from a Gulf country were accused of spying for a foreign country.
The men are accused of passing on information about bank accounts and properties of VIP clients and a government department to agents of a foreign country.