Men who formed Boko Haram cell in UAE jailed

Abu Dhabi court convicts Nigerian pair for raising fund for the terrorist organisation

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Two men who formed a Boko Haram cell in the UAE have been sentenced to life in prison by Abu Dhabi Federal Appeals Court.

The Nigerian pair were convicted of forming a local branch of the terrorist organisation and collecting money to support Boko Haram.

Four other members of the cell, also from Nigeria, were sentenced to 10 years in prison each for helping the two founders raise funds.

Three Emiratis, who were also involved in the cell, were sentenced to one year in jail. Court records did not disclose their charges but said they were granted clemency upon “considering their circumstances." No further details were provided.

Also on Wednesday, the Federal Appeals Court convicted an Emirati man of joining ISIS and sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

Identified with only his initials, the Emirati, AASB, was also found guilty of promoting ISIS online.