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Four Saudis, Ethiopian jailed for terrorism

Saudi Arabia’s special criminal court sentences another five men to jail terms for being associated with ‘extremists’

Four Saudis, Ethiopian jailed for terrorism

Four Saudis and an Ethiopian have been jailed for between one and five years on terror-related charges, local media has reported.

The trials were heard in Saudi Arabia’s special criminal court set-up specifically for terrorism-related offences.

The charges included being in the presence of extremists who brand others infidels, inciting protests at the Prince Mohammed Bin Naif Counselling and Care Center and attempting to fight abroad.
The Ethiopian defendant was sentenced to five years in prison and deportation following his release, in addition to a lifelong ban from entering the kingdom except for performing Haj or Umrah.
Two defendants were sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison and a three-year travel ban following their release.
The two other defendants were sentenced to a year in prison and a three-year travel ban.

The sentences are lighter than those imposed in recent months. The court has recently sentenced dozens of men to jail terms as high as life.

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