Four Saudis executed for terrorist acts in Qatif

These four Saudi nationsl, (left to right) Yousef Ali Abdullah Al-Mushaikhees, Mahdi Mohammed Hassan Al-Sayegh, Amjad Naji Hassan Al-Muaibeed and Zaher Abdul Rahim Hussein Al-Basri, were executed on Tuesday after they were found guilty of committing terrorist acts. (SPA photos)
Updated 12 July 2017

Four Saudis executed for terrorist acts in Qatif

JEDDAH: Four Saudi nationals convicted of terrorism in Qatif have been executed, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday.
The four — Zaher Abdul Rahim Hussein Al-Basri, Mahdi Mohammed Hassan Al-Sayegh, Amjad Naji Hassan Al-Muaibeed and Yousef Ali Abdullah Al-Mushaikhees — were handed death sentences for involvement in shootings and trading weapons aimed at destabilizing the country.
Al-Basri had pleaded guilty to working against the government, shooting at the Qatif police station and security patrols, participating in riots, receiving training on how to use Molotov cocktails, and firing machine-guns at the Tarout police station and its security patrols.
The judge also found Al-Mushaikhees guilty for firing twice at the Al-Awamiyah police station, wounding two security men. He also opened fire on security men during a security raid and reported the movements of Saudi security forces to terrorist group.
Al-Sayegh took part in attacks against security forces, and also used Molotov cocktails in targeting security men and the Qatif court building. He obtained a number of weapons and ammunition, participated in riots and sought to cause strife within the country. He was also guilty of drug abuse, trafficking and training with a terrorist group.
Al-Muaibeed joined a terrorist group planning to attack Tarout police station, and detonated a gas cylinder near the station. Al-Muaibeed also received training on the usage of machine-guns and pistols, and participated in demonstrations aimed at hindering security patrols.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

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WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

 

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.