Court sentences 7 Saudis after officer killed

Court sentences 7 Saudis after officer killed
General Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper)
Updated 18 September 2018

Court sentences 7 Saudis after officer killed

Court sentences 7 Saudis after officer killed
  • One of the Saudis was found guilty of shooting the officer in his car 30 times

JEDDAH: The Specialized Criminal Court on Sunday issued a preliminary sentence against seven Saudis following the killing of a police officer. 

One of the Saudis was found guilty of shooting the officer in his car 30 times, while the rest did not report him and misled investigators.

The shooting was in response to Daesh instructions to target military personnel, pledge allegiance to its leader and adopt its extremist ideology.

The court ruled that the shooter should face the death penalty. The other six Saudis were given prison sentences.