UAE charges 94 for attempts to overthrow government


The United Arab Emirates referred 94 Emirati suspects to the Federal Supreme Court as investigations by the public prosecution found they had launched, established and run an organization seeking to overthrow the government, according to a statement carried by the official news agency WAM.

The Attorney General Salem Saeed Kubaish was quoted saying the organization took a foreign cover and was calling on society to observe the teachings and virtues of Islam, while their undeclared aims were, in fact, to seize power and oppose the basic principles of the UAE’s system.

Kubaish said this was a covert operation which took place in houses and farms, leading to the eventuality of turning public opinion against the UAE government and the State’s leadership. He added this was being done through the fabrication of false statements which depicted negative action taken against them by the government.

The attorney general claims they sought to disseminate false statements through the members in the organization, the media and social networking websites. Kubaish alleges that the suspects raised money through real estate and other deals and had links to the Muslim Brotherhood and others for expertise and financial support.