Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for 2003 attacks

Five men sentenced to death, another 37 people were sentenced to terms of three to 35 years for assisting the attacks in northeastern Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for 2003 attacks

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced five men to death for their involvement in a suicide attack on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in 2003, the state news agency reported.

Another 37 people were sentenced to terms of three to 35 years for assisting the attacks in northeastern Riyadh.

Riyadh crushed the campaign in 2006, detaining more than 11,000 people in its security prisons, it has said.

Saudi Arabia has put on trial hundreds of accused militants in recent months, jailing many of them and sentencing others to death on charges that they played a role in the 2003-06 campaign, or aided those going to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan.

 

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