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Saudi court orders executing 15 people in Riyadh for spying for Tehran

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A Saudi court ordered on Tuesday executing 15 people in Riyadh for spying for Iran.

The Specialized Criminal Court has sentenced also 15 other defendants to prison terms ranging between six months to 25 years, and acquitted two others.

The convicts, including two people from Afghanistan and Iran, have been found guilty of forming a spy cell in cooperation with Iranian intelligence, providing Iran with highly classified information on the Saudi military and plotting to harm the Saudi economy by fomenting sectarian strife in Saudi Arabia.

Some of the cell's members have also met with Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei.

The convicts were detained in March 2013 after Saudi Arabia executed prominent Shia cleric Nimr Baqir Al Nimr on charges of involvement in the killing of policemen, prompting protesters to storm the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Riyadh then broke off diplomatic ties with Tehran.
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Last Modified: Wednesday، 07 December 2016 12:57 PM
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