Life sentence of five men stalled by top court in UAE

SourceKhaleej Times
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Five men who were sentenced to life in prison for possessing and dealing drugs will have their case heard again by the appellant court. The Federal Supreme Court overturned the ruling that handed life-in-jail sentences to the drug dealers because they didn't get a fair hearing at the appellant court. Court documents stated that the Asian expats were caught in a northern emirate while possessing drugs. Investigations confirmed that they promoted the drugs in the UAE and their blood and urine samples tested positive for drugs. The men had admitted to possessing the drugs during interrogations by authorities. Prosecutors had charged all five men with possessing and dealing drugs while four of them had an additional charge of consuming drugs. Prosecutors more...