UAE: NEW ANTI-TERROR LAW APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT
|Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
August 20, 2014: the President of the United Arab Emirates, Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, gave the nod to the countryâs first and toughest anti-terror law that should come into force with immediate effect.
It is one of the countryâs laws that has been drafted, sent for the Federal National Council (FNC) approval and then for the Presidential assent in a shortest period of time.
The law is considered one of the toughest and most comprehensive and of international level. It stipulates from life imprisonment to capital punishment in addition to huge financial fines against those found guilty.
The law stipulates that those found guilty of attacking or threatening the President, the Vice-President or any of the Rulers of the Emirates and their family members, and those conspiring against the state and government will face capital punishment.
The law also includes a wide range of related criminal issues, including human trafficking and money laundering, financing of terrorist and other crimes. Those involved in carrying out, planning or assisting to carry out terrorist activities in the country or planning such activities outside but planned here will face these penalties.
The terrorist acts under the law include all kinds of intentions that are threat to the society and the state, including hijacking, holding innocent people hostage and having links with terrorist organisations outside the country. (Sources: khaleejtimes.com, 21/08/2014)