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Saudi father jailed for not reporting son's disappearance

Father blamed for not monitoring his son, who joined a militant group that attacked Saudi border guards in 2012, killing two police officers

Saudi father jailed for not reporting son's disappearance
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A Saudi father has been sentenced to three years’ jail and fined SAR3000 ($800) for not reporting the disappearance of his son, who was later found to have joined a militant group, Arab News reported.

The father has reportedly signed an undertaking to monitor his son and prevent him from joining a terrorist organisation.

The militant group has been blamed for an attack on border guards in Saudi Arabia’s north in November 2012, which killed two police officers.

During a hearing in the kingdom’s specialised terrorism court, the public prosecutor claimed the militant joined in the attack on the border guards as a result of his father’s negligence in taking care of his son, Arab News said.

The father has been in custody for six months.

Eleven men - 10 Saudis and a Yemeni – were reportedly arrested over the attack.

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