UAE: 84 Alleged Muslim Brotherhood Members Referred to State Security
Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, the state's attorney general, has issued an important directive to transfer 84 cases to the State Security Court in Abu Dhabi's Federal Court of Appeal. As These cases mainly involve UAE citizens linked to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group.
Defendants Face Terrorism Charges
These individuals are set to undergo trial for their alleged involvement in establishing a covert organization with the intention of carrying out violent and terrorist acts within the state.
Background of the Case
The accused, identified as members of the Muslim Brotherhood, are implicated in the crime of forming a secretive organization dedicated to executing violent and terrorist acts within the state's territory. The charges came to light during the proceedings of Case No. 17 of the 2013 State Security Penalty.
Investigations and legal proceedings
The public prosecutor started looking into the specifics of the alleged crime in response to reliable information and thorough investigations. Legal representation was assigned to each accused individual to ensure a fair trial. Following an extensive six-month research and investigation period, along with the unveiling of substantial evidence indicating the commission of the crime, the public prosecutor decided to bring the accused before a public trial at the State Security Court.
Ongoing legal proceedings
The trial is currently underway at the State Security Court, with witnesses providing their testimony. To ensure a just legal process, the public prosecutor has taken the initiative to assign a defense lawyer to each accused individual who was unable to appoint legal representation independently.
This legal action underscores the commitment of the authorities to address and prosecute individuals involved in activities deemed detrimental to the security and stability of the state, particularly those associated with extremist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood. The proceedings aim to uphold the rule of law and ensure that justice is served, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the security and well-being of the state and its citizens.