Saudi gets 20 years for supporting Daesh, plotting against government

Updated 20 November 2017

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.


Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

Updated 19 min 24 sec ago

Shoura Council tackle breach of trust, anti-fraud laws

RIYADH: The General Assembly of the Shoura Council has reviewed topics on its agenda, which include a number of reports submitted by specialized committees.

This came on Sunday during the work of the council’s first ordinary session of the first year of the eighth session, held remotely under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, president of the council. The council agreed to refer the report of the Committee on Islamic and Judicial Affairs on draft regulations against fraud and breach of trust for return to the council for consideration and review.

It also referred the report of the Committee on Social Affairs, Family and Youth on draft law pertaining to fundraising and disbursement within the Kingdom.

Further reviews will also be referred to and discussed in upcoming council sessions on draft law reports filed by the Management and Human Resources Committee regarding functional discipline and the Hajj, and the Housing and Services Committee’s draft law on amendments to the contractor classification system.