18 convicted on terror-related crimes sentenced to long prison terms

August 26, 2014

A specialized criminal court in Riyadh today convicted 12 people, six Saudis, five Yemenis and a ‎Palestinian, of belonging to a terrorist cell operating in Saudi Arabia.  The terrorism-‎related convictions also included acts of terrorism, terror financing, various weapons ‎offenses, forgery, traveling abroad to joint terrorist-led war, and rendering assistance to wanted ‎terrorists.  The court sentenced the defendants to prison terms ranging from 18 months to 20 ‎years.  The defendants have thirty days to appeal their convictions.‎

In separate terror-related case, a specialized criminal court convicted six people, five Saudis and a ‎Omani,  and sentenced them to three to 20 years in prison for planning to murder prosecution and ‎security officers,  planning to set up a terrorist training camp in Sudan, terror financing, and ‎possession of banned terrorist material.  The defendants have thirty days to appeal their convictions

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