Cairo: A Saudi court had sentenced one man to death for killing two security personnel on the border with Yemen, according to Saudi media.
The Disciplinary Court said that the defendant had been convicted of “deliberately” shooting dead the two security personnel while they were on duty on the southern border where they tried to stop him and other members of his terrorist group.
The defendants had planned to illegally cross the kingdom’s southern border into Yemen to get engaged into the fight there and join terror groups.
The court also gave 11 others jail terms ranging from 25 to eight years on charges of illegal possession of weapons and funding terrorism in the same case.
Rulings can be appealed
The convicts were also charged with setting up an armed terror group. The court said that the convicts had failed to abide by their earlier pledges to act in line with law when they were released in previous militancy cases. All the rulings can be appealed.
The case was related to the convicts’ attack, using machine guns, on a border guard patrol in the Saudi region of Najran, killing two security men more than eight years ago, Okaz newspaper reported.
Investigations revealed that the culprits had been previously arrested over links to radical groups.