Agence France-PresseJuly 2, 2013 14:02
A UAE court Tuesday sentenced 69 Islamists to jail for up to 15 years on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, at the conclusion of a mass trial criticised by rights groups.
Amnesty International slammed the verdicts, saying the trial was "grossly unfair" and the charges were "bogus."
The Federal Supreme Court sentenced 56 of the 94 defendants to 10 years in prison each, the official WAM news agency said.
Among the 56 is Sheikh Sultan bin Kayed Al-Qassimi, a member of the ruling family of the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, WAM said.