2 Africans, 45 others executed for terrorism in Saudi Arabia

Posted by News Express | 2 January 2016 | 2,838 times

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Saudi Arabia has executed 47 convicted for alleged terrorism, according to Al Jazeera, quoting the interior ministry.

“In a press release read on state TV on Saturday, the ministry listed the names of all those it said were already convicted on charges of terrorism,” the report said.

“Among those executed were one Egyptians and one Chadian,” the report further said, adding: “The ministry said that the convicted had participated in attacks against residential compounds and government buildings, according to the interior ministry.”

Easily the most prominent among the executed convicts were Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr and al-Qaeda-affiliated Faris al-Zahrani.

“The death sentence of Nimr al-Nimr, who led the anti-government protests in the country’s east, was confirmed by the Supreme Court in October,” Al Jazeera reported.

“Al-Zahani, once considered one of the ‘most wanted terrorists’, was detained in 2004 while in possession of weapons, authorities said back them,” the report said.

Source: News Express

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