13 Defendants Convicted of Committing Different Crimes, Sentenced to Different Terms of Imprisonment

Tuesday 1435/12/27 - 2014/10/21
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Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 27, 1435, Oct 21, 2014, SPA -- Thirteen defendants, including eleven Saudis, a Qatari and Afghani, out of 41 who were accused of forming a terrorist cell were today sentenced to different terms of imprisonment.
They face several accusations, including embracing deviant expiatory thinking that is contradictory to the Quran and Sunnah (prophet Mohammed's sayings and deeds), disobeying the King's instructions of not joining terrorist-led fighting abroad, joining an extremist group inside the country, using the media to support terror cells and provide shelter for some wanted men, financing terror and terrorist operations, taking part in activities that led to the killing of suspect persons to be enemies of their groups, keeping contact with deviant groups inside and outside the country, and calling for killing foreigners residing inside the Kingdom as well as prominent Ulemas, security officers, investigators, literate men, special emergency forces command, working together to form a terror cell in Qatar with the aim of attacking the Kuwait-and-Qatar-based U.S. forces and other grave crimes.
Accordingly, they were sentenced to terms of imprisonment ranging from one year and a half to 30 years, and given 30 days to appeal.

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