Gulf national jailed in UAE over spying for rival country

The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi upheld the 15-year jail term of a man accused of sharing sensitive information with a rival country on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old GCC national had taken advantage of his position and knowledge in conjunction with another person, Al Ittihad reported.

His accomplice, an Arab woman, was sentenced to 10 years in jail.

The court postponed the date for appeal of two other cases to March 12.

The first case is regarding three individuals of Arab nationality accused of having links with terror group, Daesh.

The second case was regarding a 34-year-old and 44-year-old GCC nationals, accused of giving state secrets to a rival nation.

They are also accused of slandering two sister nations on social media and insulting a national symbol with the intent of undermining UAE’s status.