UAE jails 11 for life over plots to set up ISIS-style caliphate: Media

ABU DHABI (AFP) - A top court in the United Arab Emirates jailed 11 people for life on Sunday (March 27) after convicting them of extremist links and plotting "terrorist" attacks in the Gulf country, state media reported.

The Federal Supreme court in Abu Dhabi jailed two others for 15 years, 13 for 10 years, six for three years, and two for five years, the official WAM news agency said.

Seven defendants were acquitted.

The defendants were accused of seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State (ISIS)-style caliphate in the UAE.