SAUDI ARABIA: TWO MILITANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH OVER TERROR ATTACK
September 10, 2020:
A Saudi court on 9 September 2020 sentenced two militants to death on charges of involvement in a 2014 attack on a Shiite gathering and links to the terrorist Daesh group, the news portal Sabq reported. (Sources: Gulf News, 09/09/2020)
Both convicts did not show up at a court session held last week when rulings against co-defendants were delivered, according to the report.
On 2 September, the court handed down death sentences to seven other defendants and a 25-year-jail term to each of three others in the same case. All the rulings are preliminary.
The 2014 attack in the eastern Saudi region of Al Ihsa killed eight people, including three children.