Special Criminal Court resumes hearings for 41 suspected terrorists

September 19, 2011

The Special Criminal Court held a third session today for the prosecution of 41 suspected terrorists. The defendants, including 38 Saudis, 1 Qatari, 1 Yemeni and 1 Afghan, are accused of establishing a terrorist cell inside the Kingdom; planning terrorist operations against U.S. troops in Qatar and Kuwat; financing fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan; recruiting for Al-Qaeda in Iraq; and creating border crossing points to smuggle men, money and weaponry from Saudi Arabia in Iraq. The session was attended by nine of the accused men, as well as a representative of the Human Rights Commissions and media conrrespondents. The Court’s second session was held yesterday.