THOUGHT CRIMES! DO NOT QUESTION YOUR MASTERS
Mon, 16 July 2012
DUBAI — The United Arab Emirates said yesterday it was investigating a group with international links that was planning “crimes against state security”, the state news agency said.
The group “aims to commit crimes against state security and challenge the constitution and basic principles that government in the state is based on,” WAM said, adding the group is “subordinate to foreign organisations and agendas”.
“Prosecutors ordered the group’s arrest and issued orders for their arrest pending investigations,” WAM said. “Investigations are continuing to uncover the extent of the conspiracy this group and its members were planning.”
The government has arrested at least 10 in the past three months in a rare move against dissidents in the tightly-controlled state. Islamists in the UAE say they share similar ideology with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt but have no direct links with the group, seen as a mentor for all Islamist groups in the region.