Verdict in case on tarnishing reputation of nation on June 29

The Emirati has been accused of spreading rumours to stir hatred, disturb public order and damage the reputation and prestige of the state institutions.



By (Wam)

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 1:44 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Abu Dhabi - The State Security Circuit at the Federal Supreme Court will pronounce judgement on a case in which an Emirati man is accused of tarnishing the image of the nation on June 29.

The court, chaired by Judge Falah Al Hajri, heard the plea of the defence lawyers on Monday.

The Emirati, identified as N.M.A., has been accused of spreading rumours to stir hatred, disturb public order and damage the reputation and prestige of the state institutions.

The defence lawyers called for an acquittal of their client, claiming he was innocent.

Meanwhile, the public prosecutor called for the accused to be punished under the terms of the indictment.

The court also heard witnesses in the case of another Emirati defendant, identified as K.T.R., accused of joining Al Nusra Front, an affiliate of the Al Qaeda group. It also heard the arguments of the public prosecution, which called for the accused to be punished under the terms of the indictment.

It heard the defence lawyer’s plea, who called for the acquittal of his client, citing his innocence.

At the end of the session the court ordered the transfer of the prosecution evidence to the criminal laboratory to test the voice samples of the accused. It also set the next hearing for July 6.


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