Security court told of plot to bomb TV stations
A man has gone on trial accused of trying to kill an expat and plotting to bomb TV stations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi was told that the 29-year old Emirati tried to kill an American by repeatedly running him over with his vehicle in the Al Bahia area of the capital. The court is yet to be told the reason behind the attack, but said he targeted the victim as he jogged outside. The American was seriously injured, but survived, Judge Mohammed Al Jarah was told. Prosecutors claim the defendant joined the Al Nusra Front in Syria over the internet. They said he visited websites linked to the group. A prosecutor said: “He went to Turkey to meet members of the group but he couldn’t enter Syria, so he returned to UAE to carry out terror activities inside the country.” He was also charged with establishing accounts on social media sites to promote for terror groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda and Al Nusra Front. The defendant denied all the charges and his defence lawyer Ali Al Abadi, asked for more time to examine the case. The case is due to continue on October 3.
‘He returned to the UAE to carry out terror activities’ – State security court prosecutor