The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued tough rulings in a range of cases related to state security, handing out jail sentences ranging from three to 15 years. The court also issued fines ranging between Dh50,000 and Dh1 million in cases related to promotion of terrorism, espionage for foreign countries and joining terrorist organisations.
The court sentenced a 28-year-old Emirati, identified as H.A.M.M., to 15 years for spying for Iran.
The military man was found guilty of transferring sensitive military information to Iranian agents working at the Iranian embassy in Abu Dhabi.
The court also ordered confiscation of all documents and means of communications and directed him to pay for all judicial expenses.
The court also sentenced a Sudanese woman, 46, to 10 years in prison to be followed by deportation for aiding and abetting the military man through facilitating his contacts with the Iranian agents.
In another case, the court sentenced a 35-year-old Emirati man to 10 years in prison and a Dh100,000 fine after being convicted of espionage for Iran.
The man, who passed on information about a security entity to agents of the Iranian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, was also ordered to be put under probation for three years after serving his prison term.
In another case, the court sentenced an Emirati man to seven years in prison for spying for Iran.
The court found the defendant guilty of communicating information about oil and gas fields in Abu Dhabi with Iranian agents.
Source » gulfnews