Saudi Arabia Deports Over 500 Terrorist Detainees

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    The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh has issued deportation sentences to 526 foreign nationals currently serving prison terms in Saudi Arabia on terrorism charges.

    The terrorists had been detained on a variety of charges, including involvement with Al-Qaeda, spying for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, and association with terrorist organizations such as the Houthis in Yemen and the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The deportation is a usual sentence for expatriates after they serve their prison terms. Justice Ministry spokesman Mansour Al-Ghifari noted, “Foreigners who commit terror-related crimes will be deported even if the attorney general has not asked for it.”

    Read more about this story at Saudi Gazette.