A Jordanian court sentenced Yunus Qandil, Secretary-General of the Believers Without Borders organization, and his nephew Uday al-Salihi, to two years in prison, after they were convicted of jointly stirring up strife and inciting conflict.
The Public Prosecution charged Qandil and Al-Salihi with the “misdemeanor of provoking strife and inciting the conflict in association, and the charge of establishing an association with the intent of provoking strife and inciting the conflict, and the charge of broadcasting false news that would undermine the prestige or status of the state.”
The facts indicated that Qandil, 45, works as the Secretary-General of the UAE-backed “Believers without Borders”, and the government banned a conference calling for the broadcast of hate speech, but he invented the kidnapping process to gain public sympathy and provide protection for him and broadcast hate speech and undermine the prestige of the state.
And the security services found a lamp, in November of last year, after research in a forest north of Amman after receiving a complaint about his absence, and after finding his vehicle, he was treated to the hospital.
Qandil’s friends, through their Facebook accounts, published news of finding him, noting that he was tortured, beaten, abused, and intimidated.
According to the investigation files, Qandil agreed with his sister’s son to carry out a real kidnapping, so that his complaint with the security services is very convincing.
Indeed, Qandil’s nephew bought a plastic pistol and monitored his maternal uncle in the rising area of Ain Ghazal, where he stopped him and put the weapon on his head from behind, then took him off the vehicle and directed him to a forest area and “tortured”, according to the agreement between them, with the aim of proceeding with a persuasive complaint with the security services.
Investigations revealed that Qandil “filed a complaint with the Prosecutor three days before his fabrication of the incident against MPs Khalil Attia and Dima Tahboub, and he intended to prosecute one of the ministers, but legal measures prevented this.”
The investigation also showed that Qandil “headed towards the filing of cases due to the abolition of the Minister of the Interior, Samir Mubaideen, a conference that he had planned to hold.”
At the time, the Qandil incident constituted a direct scandal to Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, a prominent Emirati security and intelligence agent close to Al Bin Zayed and Al Bin Maktoum, the country’s rulers.
As Al-Naimi is the one who funds Qandil and his controversial organization (Believers Without Borders) and he promoted on social media sites about Kandil being kidnapped by sources who said that they are from the Muslim Brotherhood, as the news was published in the Emirati news website, which is run by Al-Naimi.