Iranian National Sentenced to Jail in UAE

Iranian National Sentenced to Jail in UAEIranian National Sentenced to Jail in UAE

The Federal Supreme Court of the UAE has upheld a 10-year jail sentence for a man allegedly found guilty of spying and aiding Iran’s nuclear program. The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court had sentenced the 46-year-old Iranian, a general manager in an oil and gas company in Dubai, to 10 years in jail followed by deportation, Gulf News reported. He was found guilty of violating international sanctions against Iran by attempting to smuggle a large power generator and other devices to Tehran via Myanmar using fake documents, the state security prosecution claimed. He was also convicted of trying to smuggle out the generator through Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port using fake documents. The ruling of the court—the UAE’s highest judicial authority—may not be appealed and is therefore final.


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