DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi's federal appeals court has sentenced an Emirati national to 10 years in prison for joining the Islamic State group's affiliate in Yemen.
The state-run WAM news agency says the sentence was handed down on Wednesday. The Emirati was only referred to by the initials M.S.A.S.
The United Arab Emirates is fighting in a Saudi-led coalition against Yemeni rebels and their allies.
In other cases, WAM says an Emirati identified as A.S.K. received an 18-month prison sentence for unlawfully possessing a firearm and having two bombs. Another Emirati, identified as A.K.A.A., will undergo counseling and have a six-month travel ban.
WAM also reported the court sentenced a Jordanian national, referred to as T.H.M., to three years in prison and a 500,000-dirham ($135,875) fine for apparently insulting "state symbols" online.