Trial of two Arabs accused of espionage begins

Special Criminal Court in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 01 May 2018
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Trial of two Arabs accused of espionage begins

  • The prosecutor demanded their conviction and condemnation with discretionary penalties
  • The claimant has also been accused of using illegal drugs, violating the Kingdom’s law by overstaying after Hajj and giving false information about himself

JEDDAH: A Special Criminal Court in Riyadh began the trial of two Arabs accused of spying.
The prosecutor demanded their conviction and condemnation with discretionary penalties to dissuade others from cooperating with  foreign intelligence network. 
The prosecutor also demanded the confiscation of their mobile phones and their deportation from the Kingdom at the end of the trial.
The two men have been accused of cooperating with Mossad, entering the Kingdom to gather information , declaring their sympathies for Daesh and supporting the terrorist organization.
The two suspects have been given the right to appoint lawyers. In case they cannot afford the lawyers, the Ministry of Justice will appoint a lawyer at its own expense.


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