Court begins trial of man involved in espionage case

The prosecution stated that the accused works as an electronics merchant and has connections to parties related to his trade outside the country.

By (Staff Reporter)

Published: Mon 9 Feb 2015, 6:52 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:38 PM

Abu Dhabi: A Syrian expatriate stood trial before the Federal Supreme Court on Monday on the charge of spying for a foreign country to inflict harm on the state's security.

The prosecution stated that the accused, identified as M.Kh.S works as an electronics merchant. He has connections  to parties related to his trade outside the party according to the prosecution.

Defense lawyer Ali Al Manaie, who attended the hearing on behalf of attorney Yousof Al Ali Al Aseel, requested the court to put off the hearing for a later date so that he could photocopy the case file and review them. The accused also requested the court to have a look on the copy of the case file and meet with his lawyer without a glass fence.

Presiding judge Falah Al Hajri accepted the requests made by the defense lawyer and the accused and postponed the hearing sitting to March 2, 2015.

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