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During a hearing held on Wednesday, the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal sentenced a 35-year-old Asian man, Hassan D.A.A., to ten years in prison, after being convicted by the State Security Prosecution of joining Daesh and using social media to promote the group’s ideology.
The court fined him Dhs2 million, confiscated his personal computers, mobile phones, laptops and cameras, and closed his social media sites that published information, articles, videos, photos and films that promoted Daesh, defended its ideologies and terrorist practices and urged people to financially support it.
The court also decided that he should pay all judicial expenses and be deported after the end of his sentence.
A government employee has been sentenced to six months in jail by Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court for embezzling Dh104,000.
Seven of them were killed in the village of Sarja, which lies in Idlib province, most of which is controlled by Hayat Tahrir Al Sham, a group dominated by former members of Al Qaeda's Syria affiliate.
Iraq’s judiciary condemned to death four Daesh group members on Sunday, the first known sentence for hundreds of Iraqi extremists repatriated in recent months from neighbouring Syria.
The third day of what had been a peaceful demonstration against the law, passed by India's Parliament last week, descended into chaos Sunday afternoon. Three buses were set on fire, police officials said.
At least 10 people died in a factory fire outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, officials said on Sunday, the second deadly industrial blaze in four days.
Sexual offences against women and children continued unabated despite Andhra Pradesh passing stringent laws to provide for harshest punishment to the guilty in such cases.