Supporters of Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah hold posters of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade in Beirut, last September. (AFP)

May 16, 2019

The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court sentenced on Wednesday four Arab nationals to life in prison for planning to commit terrorist crimes and vandalism against key national establishments.

The defendants were convicted after being charged by the State Security Prosecution, said the United Arab Emirates news agency (WAM).

The court also sentenced them to deportation at the end of their jail term, ordered the confiscation of all their telecommunication devices, computers and mobile phones, and held them responsible for all legal fees.

The court also sentenced two Arab nationals to 10 years in prison for the same crimes, and ordered their deportation after the end of their jail term, as well as the confiscation of their telecommunication devices, computers and mobile phones, and held them responsible for all legal fees.

The court fined one suspect AED3,000 for owning an unlicensed air rifle, and acquitted five others, all of Arab nationalities.

The State Security Prosecution charged 11 people with forming a terror cell affiliated to Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as planning acts of terrorist and vandalism against key national establishments, and possession of explosives and remote detonators.

 Asharq Al-Awsat

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