Forty-Seven Convicted Terrorist Executed
The Ministry of Interior announced today the execution forty-seven convicted criminals. The sentences were carried out following their convictions by the judiciary, and after the affirmation of the sentences by the Appeal Court, the Supreme Court, and the issuance of a Royal Order to implement the sentences.
The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim, Hail, Northern Border, Asir, Jouf, Najran, Baha and Tabuk.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement announcing the executions, the ministry said:
“Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an: ‘The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter.’
The consensus of Muslim scholars, as Islamic Shariah asserts, is the unity of Muslims and the rejection of all acts that lead to divisions, disorder, spread of conflicts, blood shed, infringement of homes, killing, loss of rights and exposing the interests of the homeland to dangers. The Qur’an and Sunnah warn proponents of divisions and disunity and those who follow them.
Some criminal groups has strayed from the righteous path, followed the steps of Satan, and by committing several criminal acts, violated sacred blood and violated known forbidden acts. They aim to destabilize security, planting divisions and decent, and uttering by ignorance and whim in religion. The following people committed all that:
- Ameen Mohammed Abdullah Al-Aqala - Saudi national.
- Anwar Abdulrahman Khalil Al-Najjar - Saudi national.
- Badr bin Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Badr- Saudi national.
- Bandar Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Ghaith - Saudi national.
- Hassan Hadi bin Shuja'a Al-Masareer - Saudi national.
- Hamad bin Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Humaidi- Saudi national
- Khalid Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Jarallah - Saudi national
- Ridha Abdulrahman Khalil Al-Najjar- Saudi national
- Saad Salamah Hameer - Saudi national
- Salah bin Saeed bin Abdulraheem Al-Najjar - Saudi national
- Salah bin Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Hussain -Saudi national
- Saleh bin Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Shamsan - Saudi national
- Saleh bin Ali bin Saleh Al-Juma'ah - Saudi national
- Adel bin Saad bin Jaza' Al-Dhubaiti - Saudi national
- Adel Mohammed Salem Abdullah Yamani - Saudi national
- Abduljabbar bin Homood bin Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri - Saudi national
- Abdulrahman Dhakheel Faleh Al-Faleh - Saudi national
- Abdullah Sayer Moawadh Massad Al-Mohammadi - Saudi national
- Abdullah bin Saad bin Mozher Shareef - Saudi national
- Abdullah Saleh Abdulaziz Al-Ansari - Saudi national
- Abdullah Abdulaziz Ahmed Al-Muqrin - Saudi national
- Abdullah Musalem Hameed Al-Raheef - Saudi national
- Abdullah bin Mua'ala bin A'li - Saudi national
- Abdulaziz Rasheed bin Hamdan Al-Toaili'e - Saudi national
- Abdulmohsen Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Yahya - Saudi national
- Isam Khalaf Mohammed Al-Mothri'e - Saudi national
- Ali Saeed Abdullah Al Ribeh - Saudi national
- Ghazi Mohaisen Rashed - Saudi national
- Faris Ahmed Jama'an Al Showail - Saudi national
- Fikri Ali bin Yahya Faqih - Saudi national
- Fahd bin Ahmed bin Hanash Al Zamel - Saudi national
- Fahd Abdulrahman Ahmed Al-Buraidi - Saudi national
- Fahd Ali Ayedh Al Jubran - Saudi national
- Majed Ibrahim Ali Al-Mughainem - Saudi national
- Majed Moeedh Rashed - Saudi national
- Mishaal bin Homood bin Juwair Al-Farraj - Saudi national
- Mohammed Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-Muharib - Saudi national
- Mohammed Ali Abdulkarim Suwaymil - Saudi national
- Mohammed Fathi Abula'ti Al-Sayed - Egyptian national
- Mohammed bin Faisal bin Mohammed Al-Shioukh - Saudi national
- Mostafa Mohammed Altaher Abkar - Chadian national
- Moaidh Mufreh Ali Al Shokr- Saudi national
- Nasser Ali Ayedh Al Jubran - Saudi national
- Naif Saad Abdullah Al-Buraidi - Saudi national
- Najeeb bin abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Bohaiji - Saudi national
- Nimr Baqer Ameen Al-Nimr- Saudi national
- Nimr Sehaj Zeid Al-Kraizi - Saudi national
The perpetrators where convicted of the following crimes:
First: espousing blasphemy, including Khawarij beliefs, contradicting the Qur’an, Sunnah and the consensus of Muslim Scholars, and propagating it by different means. They were also convicted of adhere to terrorist organizations and executed the following criminal acts:
- Bombing of the the Al-Hamra Housing Complex, Vinnell Housing Complex and Ishbilia Housing Complex, in eastern Riyadh on 12 May 2003.
- Attacking the complex of Arabian Company for Petroleum Investment (APICORP), Petroleum Center Company, and Al-Waha Housing Complex in Al-Khobar, in the Eastern Province, on 30 May 2004. Using grenades and various fire arms, killing and wounding a number of citizens, security men and foreign residence, and mutilating the bodies of their victims.
- Targeting a number of housing complexes in different parts of the Kingdom by bombing; poisoning of public water supplies; kidnapping expatriates with the intention of killing them and mutilating their bodies; manufacturing and smuggling explosives into the Kingdom; possessing locally made and exported bombs, possessing highly explosive materials; possessing grenades and rockets.
Second: targeting security and military installations by:
- Bombing the building of Public Traffic Administration in Riyadh on 21 April 2004.
- Bombing the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior and Emergency Forces on 29 December 2004, which led to the martyrdom of a number of security officers and citizens.
- Attempt to bomb the King Khaled Air Base in Khamis Mushait (Asir Province, the Prince Sultan Air Base in Kharj (Eastern Province), and the Arar Domestic Airport in the Eastern Province.
- Attempted kidnapping and killings of security personnel.
- Incitement to attack security forces with weapons, firing arms and Molotov bombs while they are performed their duties in safeguarding security and protecting society’s interests.
- Supporting and encouraging acts of armed sabotage on the streets and public areas.
Third: Striving to attack the national economy, harming the status of the country and its relation and interests with brotherly and friendly countries by:
- Attacking the United States Consulate in Jeddah on 7 December 2004, which led to the martyrdom of four security men.
- Targeting the Abqaiq oil-processing facilities in Eastern Province on 24 February 2006, which resulted in the martyrdom of two security men.
- Attempts to attack a number of foreign embassies and consulates, Saudi Aramco Company and a number of oil facilities.
- Carried out a number of armed robberies on banks and store.
- Committed a number frauds and scams which resulted in the collection of large amount of money and laundering purposes in order to finance terrorism and terrorist operations, propagating chaos, inciting violence, sabotage and seduction.
- Publicly encouraging terrorism, chaos, provoking violence, disorder and anarchy in a brotherly state.
Interrogation of those individuals has led to their indictment for the above mentioned crimes. They have been convicted by the judiciary which issued the death sentences. The appeals court upheld the verdicts which were approved by the Supreme Court. A Royal decree was issued to implement the sentences.
The Ministry of Interior, as it announced this, stresses that this country which adopted the Holy Qur'an and the Prophet's Sunnah since its establishment, as a constitution and an approach, will not hesitate to deter anyone aiming to threaten its national security and the security of its citizens and residents on its territories, disrupt the public order or try to prevent any authority from performing its duty in maintaining the society's security and interests, call secretly or publicly for disorder and conflict, participate in terrorist acts, call for division and disrupting the society's unity, and threaten the social peace or violate its security and public law. The Kingdom is going forward firmly and strictly in maintaining its security and stability as well as achieving justice through implementing the Sharia law against those who violate the rules of God, harm the innocent, and damage their proprieties and virtues. At the same time, the Ministry of Interior warns that any one tries to commit similar terrorist crimes will get the same legal punishment, Allah says in the Holy Quran, “And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!”