SAUDI ARABIA: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING SECURITY OFFICERS
December 7, 2020:
A Saudi court on 3 December 2020 sentenced one man to death for killing two security personnel on the border with Yemen, according to Saudi media. (Sources: Gulf Insider, Asharq Al-Awsat, 04/12/2020)
The Disciplinary Court said that the defendant had been convicted of “deliberately” shooting dead the two security personnel while they were on duty on the southern border where they tried to stop him and other members of his terrorist group.
The terrorist crime dates back to 5 November 2012.
The defendants had planned to illegally cross the kingdom’s southern border into Yemen to get engaged into the fight there and join terror groups.
The court also gave 11 others jail terms ranging from 25 to eight years on charges of illegal possession of weapons and funding terrorism in the same case.