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