Police officer denies sharing information that would harm UAE

Emirati A B, 43, was accused of communicating with two intelligence officers employed at the Iranian consulate in Dubai.

ABU DHABI // The case of a man accused of sharing confidential information with a foreign country was presented to the State Security division of the Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Emirati A B, 43, was accused of communicating with two intelligence officers employed at the Iranian consulate in Dubai.

Public prosecution accused A B of giving out confidential information about Dubai Police, where he worked as a first sergeant.

It was also said in court that A B shared information of others employed by the police.

The prosecutor said the aim of the communication and information sharing was to harm the interests of the UAE.

He gave no further details during the hearing.

A B denies the charges.

His lawyer, Aref Al Shamsi, requested a witness’s testimony in the coming hearing. He also said he “could not find hard evidence” on his client.

Addressing Judge Falah Al Hajeri, A B complained about not receiving the files of the case.

He also said he did not look at the report compiled after his interrogation, and was asked to sign without reading it.

He requested a meeting with his lawyer, which the judge agreed to.

The case was adjourned to December 22.

aalkhoori@thenational.ae

Published: December 16, 2014 04:00 AM

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