Top prosecutor in United Arab Emirates sends 41 people to trial accused with planning terror acts in hope of ‘overthrowing the government’

The top prosecutor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has referred 41 people to trial on charges of planning to carry out terrorist acts with the aim of overthrowing the government and establishing an “extremist state”, according to a statement released today.

In a statement, Prosecutor General Salem Saeed Kubaish, said that the cell called itself “Shabab Al-Manarah” or “Minaret Youths.” Kubaish went on to state that the group planned to carry out terrorist acts against the country’s leadership and public with the aim of creating an Islamic state, or caliphate.