UAE court sentences 11 for life on “terror” charges

Abu Dhabi

A court of the United Arab Emirates, UAE, sentenced on Sunday 11 persons to life imprisonment over terror charges with two being sentenced in absentia.

An official report from Abu Dhabi disclosed that the 11 were accused of being members of a group called “the youth lighthouse” and of planning terrorist activities in the Gulf Arab nations.

It said further that 23 others received prison terms ranging from five to 15 years, while the other seven were acquitted by the court.

It said the group was accused of attempting to establish a Islamic State, IS, – style caliphate in the UAE, and ordered that the group’s asset be confiscated.


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