Emirati teen gets prison sentence for joining ISIS in Syria
The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi heard testimony that the teen traveled to Turkey and later Syria at the age of 15
An Emirati teenager who joined ISIS in Syria and fought there has been sentenced to five years in prison, UAE state media reported on Tuesday.
The WAM news agency said a defendant accused of joining ISIS received a five-year sentence Monday, without elaborating.
The Al Etihad daily reported that the Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi heard testimony that the teen traveled to Turkey and later Syria at the age of 15. The newspaper said the boy's father reported his son's activities to authorities, who later arrested the teen at Dubai International Airport.
The United Arab Emirates, a federation of seven city-states that hosts US military personnel fighting ISIS, hasn't faced the militant attacks plaguing other Gulf countries.