JEDDAH: The Saudi security forces rounded up 30 people of 12 different nationalities with links to terrorist organizations in April, said security sources.
The cases of all these suspects are under investigation. The detainees include 11 from Sudan, 9 from Yemen, 2 from Egypt, 1 from Turkey, 1 from Kenya, 1 from Iran, 1 from Somalia, 1 from Syria, 1 from Bahrain, and 1 from Kyrgyzstan.
This brings the number detainees so far to 34 Sudanese, 328 Yemenis, 72 Egyptians, 18 Turks, 3 Canadians, 1Kenyan, 10 Iranians, 4 Somalis, 207 Syrians, 2 Kyrgyzstanis, and 12 Bahrainis.
It should be noted that the number of detainees in the prisons of the General Investigation Directorate, according to the latest statistics of the Saudi Ministry of the Interior, reached 5,348, some of whom are serving their prison sentence and some are still in the process of appeal, and some are still under investigation.
Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of fighting terrorism. During his recent visit to Riyadh UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked Riyadh for its generous support to the UN Counter-Terrorism Center. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the UN Counter-Terrorism Center and the Arab Interior Ministers’ Council.