UAE state security detains 10 over Muslim Brotherhood links
State security in the UAE have detained more than 10 people, including three doctors, accused of having links to the Muslim Brotherood in Egypt.

The Sharjah-based Al Khaleej newspaper quoted an "authorised source" as saying that state security had been monitoring the men's movements for several years, and believed they had formed their own network in the UAE.

The source said they were organising well-planned and organised activities "on state land". They held secret meetings in various "administrative offices" around the country and recruiting UAE-based Egyptians to their organisation.

The group is also said to have set up UAE companies to support it financially, collecting large sums of money to send illegally to its parent organsiation in Egypt.

It is also believed to have collected confidential information about the UAE's defence capabilities.

UAE state security found a close relationship between the group and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. There was continuous coordination between the two, secret meetings, and exchange of classified information.

The group also organised many lectures about elections and ways to change Arab regimes.

Posted by: tipper 2013-01-01