Terror cell members sentenced to death in KSA ‘for conspiring with Iran’

The interior of the Saudi Arabian Specialized Criminal Court can be seen in this file photo. (Asharq al-Awsat)
Updated 07 June 2018
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Terror cell members sentenced to death in KSA ‘for conspiring with Iran’

  • The four were convicted of a string of terror offences
  • All crimes were connected to Iran's Revolutionary Guard

JEDDAH: The Specialized Criminal Court has issued preliminary death sentences against four people who formed a terrorist cell to communicate with Iran and receive training in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps camps. 

Training included the use of weapons, explosives, street fighting and camouflage to mislead security authorities.

The cell recruited people and facilitated their trips to Iran through a tourism office owned by one of the cell members. Recruits then joined the training camps where they were taught about weapons, explosives and military sciences.

They also set plans to form terrorist cells inside the Kingdom to disturb its unity and stability.

The cells assembled explosives to detonate them inside the Kingdom and plotted to assassinate some prominent figures.

The decision was made unanimously by the three judges of the Judicial Branch. They also ordered the closing of the tourism office and the withdrawal of its license.

The defendants were made aware of their right to appeal the decision within 30 days from the day of the receipt. If they do not, the verdicts shall be final and enforceable.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.