Five Saudi officials accused of corruption sentenced to jail, fined SR9m

Five officials accused of financial and administrative corruption in Saudi Arabia have been given a 32 year collective prison sentence by the Kingdom's public prosecution office. (SPA)
Updated 15 November 2019

Five Saudi officials accused of corruption sentenced to jail, fined SR9m

  • The prosecution found 300 items of evidence against the defendants
  • Funds in their personal bank accounts were seized

RIYADH: Five officials accused of financial and administrative corruption in Saudi Arabia have been given a 32 year collective prison sentence by the Kingdom's public prosecution office and were fined a total of SR9 million, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday. 

The prosecution found 300 items of evidence against the defendants and funds in their personal bank accounts were seized.

One of the officials was accused of receiving bribes, committing forgery, and exploiting his position to achieve personal favors. He was given a 12 year jail sentence and fined more than SR1 million.

Charges against the defendants included wasting public funds, unjust enrichment, and selling government property.

 


Islamic Cooperation says Florida accident does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

Updated 07 December 2019

Islamic Cooperation says Florida accident does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Saturday sorrow over the shooting incident that took place in Florida that killed three and injured several others.

The organization condemned the attack in a statement, and stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.