Saudi gets 20 years for supporting Daesh, plotting against government

Updated 20 November 2017
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Saudi gets 20 years for supporting Daesh, plotting against government

JEDDAH: The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh on Sunday sentenced a Saudi to 20 years in prison for adopting takfiri ideology, accusing the government and General Investigation Department (GID) staff of infidelity, and supporting Daesh.
He was also convicted of agreeing to target GID security forces on orders from Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and searching for weapons for this purpose.
The charges included his knowledge that another terror suspect had received weapons, and not reporting to police that others had adopted the deviant takfiri approach and supported Daesh.
The charges also included joining a pro-Daesh group, posting tweets supporting the terrorist organization, and insulting the Kingdom and its rulers.
He was found guilty of storing pictures of Daesh slogans and leaders of terrorist organizations, and a video of a masked person in a conflict area on his mobile phone.
His sentence started from the date of his arrest. His social media accounts have been closed, and his mobile phone confiscated.
He is banned from traveling outside the country for 20 years after his release from prison, and from using the Internet.


Arab coalition continues to aid those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen's Al-Mahra province

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Arab coalition continues to aid those affected by cyclone Luban in Yemen's Al-Mahra province

RIYADH: Arab Coalition spokesperson said they have made great efforts to help the people of Al-Mahra province in Yemen in the aftermath of tropical cyclone Luban.
Col. Turki Al-Maliki said they have allocated 10 helicopters and are continuing land and air relief efforts to assist the people of Al-Mahra.
He added that 60 members of Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense forces have been dispatched to help mitigate the impact of cyclone Luban.
“The Yemeni National Army continues to liberate sites under militia control,” he said, adding that the “coalition’s efforts are continuous at all levels to support the Yemeni people.”
He point out that there are 22 fully operational relief ports in Yemen, calling on the Yemeni people to communicate with the coalition to facilitate the delivery of aid.
Col. Al-Maliki also said militia elements are using mosques as weapons depots.