20 September 2023 :
Saudi Arabia's defence ministry has executed two military personnel who were accused of committing treason among other offences, the state news agency (SPA) said on September 14, 2023.
The two officers, a pilot and a sergeant major, were arrested in 2017 and sentenced to death on charges of treason and not protecting the national interest and military honour, SPA said, citing a statement from the ministry.
The two defendants were identified as pilot Majed bin Mousa Awad and sergeant major Yousef bin Reda Hassan Al Azouni.
They were referred to the designated court, provided with all the judicial guarantees and they confessed to what they were charged with, SPA added.
The two defendants were executed on September 14 in the Taif region.