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Riyadh- Saudi judiciary sentenced on Wednesday a Saudi citizen to six years in prison and banned her from traveling for supporting ISIS and seeking to join it.

Saudi authorities foiled her attempt to travel to Syria with her children, through Yemen, and arrested her in the border area with Yemen.

Saudi judiciary also issued verdicts against two Syrians, who coordinated with her using social media.

The convict, a Saudi national, confirmed her support for ISIS and admitted that she was planning to travel illegally with her children and the third convict, Syrian national, through Yemen to reach Syria.

She resided with her children and the Syrian national in Najran for about one month before they decided to leave the city to Syria.

She coordinated with someone through social media and paid the other convict around SR 33,000 to help her travel.

The Saudi court decided to imprison the citizen for six years, close her account on social media and prevent her from traveling abroad for six years after the date of her sentence.

Notably, Saudi authorities foiled several attempts from extremists to convince a number of men and women to join terrorist organizations and facilitate their departure by helping them travel illegally through Yemen.

The Syrian national convict admitted the role he played in helping the woman leave from Jeddah to Najran with her children in preparation for sending them to Syria.

Thus, the Saudi Specialized Criminal Court decided to imprison him for five years and expel him from the country after the liquidation of his rights.