Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People For Terror-Related Crimes

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Saudi Arabia has executed 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes, the kingdom’s official news agency said Tuesday.

The executions were carried out in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim and Asir, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

“The individuals were found guilty of adopting the extremist terrorist ideology, forming terrorist cells to corrupt and disrupt security, spreading chaos, provoking sectarian strife and undermining peace and social security,” the interior ministry said in a statement.

“They were also guilty of attacking security headquarters using explosive bombs, killing several security officers, and of treason through cooperation with hostile parties to the detriment of the country’s highest interests.”
The death sentences were upheld by the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court and approved by royal order, the ministry said.


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