UAE: FOUR SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR JOINING DAESH
February 14, 2016: Four men were sentenced in absentia to death for joining Daesh and fighting with the terrorist group in Syria, the Federal Supreme Court ruled.
Abdul Aziz Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Al Najjar, 25 anni; Moaz Abul Rahman Ebrahim Al Harithi, 22; Saud Adul Aziz Awad Al Minhali, 18; and Ahmad Ali Saif Al Naqbi, 29, all Emiratis, were found guilty of joining Daesh and fighting alongside members of the terrorist group in Syria, said the court presided over by judge Mohammad Jarrah Al Tunaiji.
According to UAE laws, defendants sentenced in absentia are granted a retrial when they appear in court.
Three other defendants â an Emirati, Abdul Rahman Hassan Al Mansouri, 22, a Mauritanian, Omar Salem Omar, 22; and a Syrian, Moawiya Ali Al Ahmad, 34, â were sentenced to 10 years in jail. Another Emirati, Faris Mohammad Salem Al Katbi, 18, and a Bahraini, Abdullah Abdul Rasool Al Ali, were sentenced to five years in jail, while another Emirati was handed three years in jail.
Al Mansouri was found guilty of providing funds to Daesh and helping four defendants reach Syria through border exits to get to Muscat airport and then travel to Turkey to reach Syria.
He also created a Twitter account under the alias Abu Nooh, which he used to publish information about Daesh. He also used the handle to insult the UAE leadership.
(Sources: gulfnews.com, 15/02/2016)