UAE court rejects Islamists' citizenship appeal

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UAE court rejects Islamists' citizenship appeal

Post by 99socks » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:52 am

Wow, what an idea...

I wonder what other countries would consider adopting this... and how far they would go? :nails:

Can you imagine: carry the Constitution, and lose your citizenship? :nwo:

UAE court rejects Islamists' citizenship appeal

ABU DHABI: A UAE court on Monday rejected an appeal by seven Islamists in a lawsuit they filed against the interior ministry for revoking their citizenship over alleged "terror" links.

The Federal Appeals Court in Abu Dhabi said in its ruling that it did not have the jurisdiction to examine a federal decision, confirming an earlier ruling by a lower court.

"The (interior) ministry had implemented a federal decree, and that does not fall under the jurisdiction of the administrative court," it said.

The seven men, who were all naturalised between 1976 and 1986, have been behind bars since April 9 after refusing to obtain new nationalities.

In a rare move, the UAE revoked their citizenship late last year for allegedly threatening the Gulf state's security.

The men have all identified themselves as members of the UAE's Reform and Social Guidance Association (Al-Islah), which is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

They have also signed a petition calling for political reforms which was launched by UAE intellectuals and activists in March 2011.

The UAE, a federation of seven emirates led by oil-rich Abu Dhabi, has not seen any popular protests calling for reforms such as those that have swept other Arab countries, including nearby Bahrain and Oman.

However, the government has clamped down on dissent and calls for democratic reform, and said in July it had dismantled a group plotting against state security.