SAUDI ARABIA: DEATH SENTENCES FOR 4 SAUDIS IN 'BLOODIEST TERROR' CELL
September 21, 2014: four Saudi men were sentenced to death for their role in one of the kingdom's "bloodiest terror cells", official SPA news agency reported.
The agency said a special criminal court in Riyadh jailed "as many as 20" others for between two and 23 years for a variety of crimes.
These included embracing "deviant" thinking contrary to the Koran, a term usually used in Saudi Arabia to refer to Al-Qaeda suspects.
The defendants were also convicted of fighting abroad and purchasing five tonnes of aluminium nitrate, which can be used to make explosives.
They were also found guilty of booby-trapping vehicles to kill policemen, carrying out suicide bombings inside the country, planning to explode oil pipelines and killing foreigners as well as Islamic religious leaders, SPA said.
The convicted were given 30 days to appeal the verdicts. (Sources: AFP, 22/09/2014)