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Riyadh- The judiciary of Saudi Arabia issued on Sunday initial sentence of eight years in prison and a travel ban for four Saudis who were enrolled in al-Nusra Front training camps, trained over diverse weapons and night guards and possessed pictures of the terrorist groups ISIS and al-Qaeda figures. The condemned were also using weed and handed out their passports to al-Nusra Front.

The first, who received an imprisonment sentence, admitted traveling to Syria and fighting next to al-Nusra Front. He followed ISIS and Qaeda news on the social network websites in addition to news of those getting arrested then released for traveling to Syria. He and two others were found guilty also for using weed and handing out their passports to al-Nusra Front.

The second, who was sentenced eight years in prison and a travel ban, confessed that he got involved in the fights in Syria. He created an account on You Tube to follow up channels that incite fighting and publish videos of protests and battles. He had some anti-Saudi Arabia tweets’ screenshots saved on his laptop and mobile plus audios and lectures encourage fighting.

The third, who was sentenced eight years in prison and a travel ban, was proven guilty for participating in Syria battlles and enrolling in al-Nusra Front. He signed up to Skype in order to publish anti-regime data and to coordinate with fighters in Syria. He also created an account onWhatsApp for the same purposes.

The third was sentenced three years in prison and a travel ban for an equal period. He was condemned for disturbing peace through retweeting posts that are detrimental to rulers and security guards. He had several accounts on Twitter and was a follower of suspicious pages that are interested in reporting news of fighters in conflicts’ zones.

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