Riyadh Court Gives 'long-term' Sentences to Two Saudis For Joining Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah

Published March 29th, 2018 - 09:40 GMT
 Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah militants (AFP/File Photo)
Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah militants (AFP/File Photo)

The Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh appealed the request of the general prosecutor to sentence two Saudi citizens to death.

The court sentenced the first man to 25 years in prison and the second to 22 years after they were found guilty of joining the terror organization of Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah and its military camps in Iran and Iraq.

The two citizens were found guilty of training in the use of weapons, explosives and grenades to carry out terrorist acts in the Kingdom to destabilize national secirity and create chaos. They were caught communicating with a man in Iran on social media and providing him with information on the oil pipelines linking Abqaiq and Yanbu. The first man was accused of financing terrorism by paying his and the other man’s travel fees to Iran in order to join the terror organization.

The court sentenced the first man to 25 years in prison, seized his mobile phone and banned him from traveling for 25 years after he finishes his sentence.

It sentenced the second man to 22 years in prison, seizing his two mobile phones and banned him from traveling for 22 years after he finishes his sentence.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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