Abu Dhabi: The State Security Section at the Federal Supreme Court on Monday, sentenced three Muslim Brotherhood members to prison terms of up to seven years.
Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Al Jidah, 52, Qatari, received a jail term of seven years, to be followed by deportation, while Abdul Wahid Hassan Al Badi, 32, and Saeed Abdullah Al Buraimi, both Emiratis, were handed down five years’ jail each, the court presided over by Chief Justice Falah Al Hajiri, ruled.
The court also ordered confiscating Dh150, 000 seized from the house of Al Buraimi and other equipment, found to have been used to fulfil the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood.
They were convicted of aiding and abetting of Al Islah Organisation, a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UAE, along with collecting funds to support it.
Taher Mohammad Ahmad Al Tamimi, 61, Emirati, was acquitted of the charges.
The court’s rulings are not subject to appeal.
The five-minute hearing, which started at 1.45pm, was attended by the Qatari ambassador to the UAE, Fares Al Nuaimi, 12 journalists and five representatives of the NGOs and 8 of the suspect’s siblings.
The first suspect in the case (#49/2013), who is from Qatar, was accused of being an accessory to banned international organization. He was accused of cooperating and participating with the banned clandestine organization. The organization 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 organization financially and through moral support.
He was additionally accused of mediating between disputing leading figures of the organization, receiving funds and transferring the funds to members of the banned organization who still fled and remain at large. The list if accusations included receiving funds from abroad and using the finds to sustain himself, according to the investigation records.
The second suspect was accused of receiving finds from the banned organization and delivering the fund to the first accused, in addition to other tasks as assigned.
The third suspect was accused of oversight of the education and Student's sector, community sector in Sharjah, and helping the families if the already convicted members. The list includes paying lawyers fees and communicating with the first accused suspect through cacao social networking. The list of accusations included consulting to run the issues of the banned organization following the capture and conviction of the leaders.
The fourth member of the gang was accused running the organization's affairs in Dubai area, and being a member if the education committee among other tasks.
Accordingly, the suspects are in violation articles 180 and 182 of the federal offender laws.