Saudi sentenced 8 years in prison for charging Arab rulers with infidelity

Updated 04 April 2017

Saudi sentenced 8 years in prison for charging Arab rulers with infidelity

JEDDAH: The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh issued a preliminary ruling to sentence a Saudi man to eight years in prison after he was found guilty of charging some Arab rulers with infidelity.
He was also convicted of being influenced by militant thought due to his follow-up to the situation in the areas of conflict and his knowledge of some people who went to these areas, and refraining from reporting them to authorities. He also was found guilty of sheltering and transferring one wanted militant.
He also faces charges of attempting to mislead security authorities and storing what would harm the public order of a video on how to use a grenade and a Glock handgun, and for giving SR10,000 to an unauthorized person for the purpose of handing it over to Syrian refugees.
The court ruled to sentence him to eight years in prison starting from the date of his arrest for this case, including a period of three years, and a period of six months under Article XVI of the Anti-Money Laundering Law, in addition to a one-year period under Article VI of the Anti-Cyber Crime Law.
The court also ruled to confiscate the mobile device seized in his possessions on the basis of Article XIII, confiscated a vehicle used in transporting the wanted person and prevent him from traveling outside the Kingdom.


Houthis, Iran condemned over new drone attacks on KSA

Updated 26 October 2020

Houthis, Iran condemned over new drone attacks on KSA

  • One civilian injured by shrapnel after Saudi-led coalition intercepts four flying bombs launched from Yemen

JEDDAH: Houthi militias and their Iranian backers were condemned on Sunday after the Saudi-led coalition intercepted four explosive-laden drones in two attacks launched from Yemen targeting the south of the Kingdom.

Three of the drones were destroyed early on Saturday and a fourth on Sunday. Shrapnel that fell in Sarat Abidah governorate injured a civilian, and damaged five homes and three vehicles, said civil defense spokesman Capt. Mohammed Abdu Al-Sayed.

Iran was increasing its support to the Houthis to undermine efforts for peace, Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri, the political analyst and international relations scholar, told Arab News.

“They want the Houthis to sabotage all they can in Saudi Arabia, regardless of whether their target is a populated area, oil facilities or even a sacred place. This adds tension to the area, and that is what Iran is working on.”

Iranians want the Houthis to sabotage all they can in Saudi Arabia, regardless of whether their target is a populated area, oil facilities or even a sacred place. This adds tension to the area, and that is what Iran is working on.

Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri, political analyst and international relations scholar

Al-Shehri said the situation in Yemen would remain the same unless the legitimate government was returned to Yemen, Security Council Resolution 2216 was put into practice and the Houthi militia were removed.

“Without these things, the Yemen crisis will not end and the whole region will remain in tension.”

The Houthis did not differentiate between military sites and civilian locations, he said.

“Their objective is to damage all places they can reach in Saudi Arabia, and their latest attempts to attack a populated area are nothing new.

“They have also targeted airports and some Aramco oil facilities. If the Aramco attack had not been contained, the damage would have affected the whole Eastern region. They have also attempted to target Makkah, where pilgrims and worshippers were performing their rituals.

“They don’t care. If you look back at what the Revolutionary Guards did at the Grand Mosque, you will realize it is not strange that the Houthis are trying to destroy everything in Saudi Arabia. The strange thing is the silence of the world toward what is happening.”

 

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