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Trial began in Abu Dhabi for 20 Egyptians and 10 Emiratis accused of trying to establish a UAE branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Prosecutors allege that a number of the defendants are members of al Isla, an Emirati group said to be a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. The defendants deny the charges against them and claim to have been tortured while in detention.
The government sentenced more than 65 suspects of a group called UAE94 that is accused of plotting a coup to prison terms ranging from seven to 15 years. The defendants were said to be members of the Al Islah Society, an Islamist group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Among those sentenced was the leader of Islah, Sultan Qassimi, whose son said that his father "is in contact with symbols of Islamist movements worldwide."
The UAE arrested seven Arab nationals who were helping al Qaeda plan attacks on the country. The cell was also promoting and recruiting for the group, as well as providing funding and logistical support, and seeking to expand activities to other countries in the region. An Abu Dhabi court is trying 94 people linked to an alleged Muslim Brotherhood plot to seize power in the UAE.