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Saudi Sentenced to Death for Targeting Security Men, Civilians in Qatif | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Supreme Judicial Council (Asharq Al-Awsat Arabic)

Riyadh- The Supreme Judicial Council issued on Thursday an initial death sentence in the case of a Saudi who has targeted security men and civilians in Qatif, east of the kingdom, through shooting them while performing their duties.

He also targeted a diplomatic vehicle through setting street fires, raided a school and shot one of the teachers for offending terrorists.

The convicted was also involved in intensive and random shooting at security patrols during a raid of one the of the wanted men in Qatif – in another raid, he also interfered while others were accompanying him and providing him with ammunition.

The Saudi man – along with others – monitored the movement of security patrols in Awamiya for the sake of targeting them. He communicated with his accomplices through one of the push to talk applications (Zello).

He got involved in various armed robberies of stores and stealing vehicles under the threat of a weapon.

The convicted was arrested in Qudaih, possessing an unlicensed weapon and carrying out processes of buying and selling weapons.

Given the crimes of the convicted, the court has issued a death sentence in his case and has decided to confiscate his weapon, ammunition and phone devices.

Saudi security bodies were victim to several terrorist attacks in Qatif, during performing their tasks, leading to the death of a number of security men and damage to their vehicles.

In the past weeks, security men carried out a raid that thwarted 23 members of the terrorist list announced by the Ministry of Interior.