The Abu Dhabi Misdemeanor Court, at its session yesterday morning, examined 5 cases of insulting and defamation against Wasim Yusuf, and the court decided to reserve 4 cases for judgment on the 4th of next March, and to postpone the fifth case to the March 8 session because the accused was not present due to his presence in a work mission outside the state, to reach that The number of defamation and libel cases against the complainant reserved for judgment to 14.
In detail, the number of cases filed by Wasim Yusuf against citizens and residents, accusing them of insulting him and slandering him on social media, reached 19 cases, and absentia rulings were issued in three of them against defendants who left the country, while 16 cases are still pending before the Abu Dhabi Misdemeanor Court Of these, 5 cases were reserved for ruling on March 3, 4 cases for ruling on March 4, and 5 cases for ruling on March 9.
Yesterday’s session witnessed the presence of 4 accused, while the fifth accused was absent due to his presence outside the state on a work mission affiliated with the government agency in which he worked, and his defense presented to the court’s authority an official certificate from his work authority stating that, and demanded that the case be postponed to a later session, while the defense of the accused’s adults arrived 21 volunteer attorneys.
The defendants' defense stuck to submitting that the complaints filed by the complainant were after the passage of the legal period of the right to litigation, which amounted to 3 months, and the absence of the material and moral pillars of the crime of insulting and defamation, and that the filing of the cases came from a lack of characteristic as the agency granted to the complainant’s lawyer does not give her the right to open communications And, they also paid the right to cash in on the accused.
The defendants' defense emphasized that there was no previous knowledge between them and the complainant and on the accusation's accusation, as thousands of accounts on social media websites from inside and outside the Emirates countered his ideas, but he selected some of them and filed lawsuits against them for their social status, stressing that some outside the state used statements Wasim Youssef in insulting the state, and that the tweets of their clients came to respond to his skepticism about Sahih Al-Bukhari.
A lawyer argued that the public prosecutor's investigation procedures were invalid because the victim's electronic lab had not been emptied to prove the slander crimes he was accused of.
It should be noted that the case of the preacher Waseem Yusef witnessed in its previous sessions, 21 lawyers volunteered to defend the accused, and the 16 cases filed by the complainant were divided into three judicial departments.
Religious preacher Waseem Yusef was attacked on social media months ago because of his talk about "Sahih Al-Bukhari." Yusuf said in a tweet last June on his official page on Twitter, that 163 Twitter accounts will be referred to the Public Prosecution, indicating that he worked On collecting tweets issued by these accounts.
He continued, saying: "I have endured a lot but unfortunately continued. They practiced the most bullying, bad manners and insults. For this," I swear to God, I will not give up my right ... and the judiciary is among us, "he said.