News

Saudi Arabia Executes 47 People Convicted of Terrorism

Saudi Arabia Executes 47 People Convicted of Terrorism

201482491215284734_20

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced that 47 people convicted of plotting and carrying out terrorist attacks against civilians and security personnel were executed.

According to the Ministry of Interior, most of those executed were involved in attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda between 2003 and 2006.

Al-Arabiya reports that Nimr Baqr al-Nimr, an independent Shiite Sheikh from al-Awamiyah, is among those executed. Sheikh al-Nimr had called for protests against the government between 2011 and 2012 and had been sentenced to death in 2014 for “seeking foreign meddling in Saudi Arabia, disobeying its rulers and taking up arms against security forces”.

Iran had previously warned against executing Sheikh al-Nimr, adding that such a move by the Kingdom “would cost Saudi Arabia dearly”.

Appearing on live television after the Interior Ministry’s announcement, the Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh said the executions were “just”.

Reports indicate the majority of those executed are Saudi nationals. At least one Egyptian national was among those executed.

Chinese Company to Construct Cairo's Sixth Metro Line
Deadly Shooting in Tel Aviv, Rockets Launched from Gaza

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Planning to Establish Anti-Cancer Drug Factory

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 18, 2018

Sandstone Sphinx Statue Discovered in Kom Ombo

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

UN Adopts Egyptian Resolution On Preventing Sexual Abuse

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Seeks to Penalize Water Misuse

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Court Orders Arrest of Alaa, Gamal Mubarak

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Prominent Egyptian Journalist Yosri Fouda Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2018

Egypt to Detect and Treat 50 Million Citizens From Hepatitis C

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 13, 2018

Egypt’s Inflation Rate Drops to 13.6 % in 2018

Nour EltiganiSeptember 13, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.