U.S. citizen sentenced to prison in Saudi Arabia in terror plot

Posted on September 5, 2014 • Filed under: Expatriate Arrested, Middle East

The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced 24 people, including an American, to prison terms of up to 27 years Wednesday for forming a terrorist cell and plotting to attack Saudi and Bahraini interests, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The defendants, sentenced to at least two years in prison, also include one Yemeni national, while the rest are all Saudi citizens, SPA said. The American, who was not named, was jailed for 17 years. The court ordered the Saudi defendants to be placed under a travel ban and deport the foreigners after their release from prison. Read Article

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