14 sentenced to die for Qatif terror

14 sentenced to die for Qatif terror
The charges included the destruction of property, drug trafficking, armed robbery of shops, and the robbing of Asian residents at gunpoint in the same area. (Reuters)
Updated 02 June 2016

14 sentenced to die for Qatif terror

14 sentenced to die for Qatif terror

RIYADH: The Special Criminal Court here on Wednesday sentenced 14 people to death for carrying out terrorist attacks in Qatif, targeting police officers, citizens and residents.
The judge ordered the release of a defendant, and confirmed jail terms of three to 15 years for nine others who were part of a terror cell that had killed 24 security officers and robbed passers-by in Al-Awamiya. The court had considered more than 400 charges against the armed group.
The charges included the destruction of property, drug trafficking, armed robbery of shops, and the robbing of Asian residents at gunpoint in the same area. The guilty have the right to appeal within 30 days of officially receiving the court’s verdict.
The judge confirmed that defendants have the right to appeal before the Court of Appeals within 30 days of the receipt of the court decision, which is a right also guaranteed for the case’s prosecutor. The defense lawyer said he intended to appeal the rulings.