U.A.E. Detainees Belong to Muslim Brotherhood, Al Khaleej Says

Sixty detainees in the United Arab Emirates confessed that they belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood and had received money from external groups to overthrow the government and install Islamic rule, Al Khaleej reported.

The detainees, who had ties to Muslim Brotherhood movements in at least three Persian Gulf countries, will soon be referred to a special court for trial, the Sharjah-based newspaper said, citing unnamed people close to the investigation. They had worked in an organized manner, with an armed wing and offices in each of the seven emirates making up the U.A.E., according to Al Khaleej.

The group, which had money and investments, also recently received 10 million dirhams ($2.7 million) from the Muslim Brotherhood in another Gulf country, the newspaper said.

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