IUMS official faces 37 charges

IUMS official faces 37 charges
The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) was placed on a "terrorism list" by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain. (File/AFP)
Updated 05 September 2018

IUMS official faces 37 charges

IUMS official faces 37 charges
  • The defendant faced 37 charges, including national destabilization and conspiracy against the state

JEDDAH: The trial of the assistant secretary-general of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), which is classified as a terrorist organization, began in the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh on Tuesday. 

The defendant faced 37 charges, including national destabilization and conspiracy against the state.

The general prosecutor’s office listed the charges, gave the defendant a copy of the list and granted him the right to appoint a defense lawyer, saying that if he cannot afford it, he will be provided one at the expense of the Justice Ministry.

On Nov. 23, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt added two organizations to their terror list: The IUMS and the International Islamic Council ‘Massaa’.