05 March 2020 :
Saudi Arabia sentences 1 to death, 7 to jail in Iran spying case. A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 1 citizen to death and 7 others to prison on charges of treason and spying for Iran, state television reported. The Saudi national sentenced to death was accused of "betraying his country and offering intelligence to Iran", Al-Ekhbariya said on Tuesday via Twitter. 7 others were sentenced to a total jail term of 58 years for having "associated and cooperated with people working in the embassy of Iran", it added. The broadcaster did not identify the people nor explain with which Iranian embassy they were accused of cooperating. Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said that the death sentence was handed down to a person who was "proven to have leaked confidential information to Iranian intelligence". "The confidential information which was leaked affects Saudi national security and includes intelligence on two foreign embassies, such as their entrances, exits, and security presence," Al-Arabiya reported.