Saudi Arabia: Regime sentences 15 people to death for spying for Iran

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December 6, 2016
The Guardian [UK]    
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"A Saudi court has sentenced 15 people to death for spying for Iran, Saudi-owned media has reported, in a ruling that could further stoke tension between the two rival powers. The specialised criminal court in Riyadh sentenced 15 other suspects to prison terms ranging from six months to 25 years, and acquitted two, the Arabic-language al-Riyadh newspaper reported. The suspects -- 30 Saudi Shia Muslims, one Iranian and an Afghan -- were detained in 2013 on charges of spying for Iran and went on trial in February. The rulings are subject to appeal, and death sentences must go to the king for ratification." (12/06/16)  

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