Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- Five to die for 2003 attacks  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 23/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) A special criminal court on sunday convicted five people of terror related charges and sentenced them to death. thirty-seven others were sentenced to varying prison terms for their involvement in deadly 2003 attacks that marked the start of a wave of al-qaeda violence an official statement said.

the 42 were part of an 85-member terror cell the statement added.

the public prosecutor had issued more than 1000 charges against the defendants as they had broken into al-hamra granada and vinnell residential compounds in riyadh along with terrorists.

they were accused of taking part in bombing the three compounds in may 2003 as they helped the suicide bombers in preparing bombs and conspiring to carry out the attacks the statement said.

dozens of saudis and expats were killed and wounded in car bombings that ripped through three residential compounds in riyadh where foreigners lived.

thirty-seven defendants were given jail terms ranging from three to 35 years. the suspects were also convicted of plotting and carrying out an attack on a military base near riyadh and of providing financial and logistical support to their now-slain leader turki al-dandani.

al-dandani was a top al-qaeda operative who was eventually killed in clashes with police.

authorities set up special courts in 2011 to try dozens of saudis and foreigners accused of belonging to al-qaeda or of involvement in the wave of unrest unleashed in 2003.

following the kingdom's campaign against al-qaeda terrorists many of them fled to neighboring yemen where in 2009 they joined local militants to form al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula now seen as one of the most dangerous branches of the movement around the world.

saudi arabia has put on trial hundreds of accused militants in recent months jailing many of them and sentencing others to death on charges that they played a role in the 2003-2006 campaign or aided those going to fight in iraq or afghanistan.

the kingdom added al-qaeda organizations fighting in syria to its list of banned terror groups.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 20 2014 - Sputtering City bid to keep high-flying Chelsea in checkArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times)  LONDON Sept 19 (AFP): Stung by a last-minute defeat in the Champions League Manchester City will attempt to make up ground in the Premier League title race when they host ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Everton return in style Spurs heldArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times)  PARIS Sept 19 (AFP): Everton marked their first appearance in Europe since the 2009/2010 season with a 4-1 Europa League win over Wolfsburg while Celtic and Tottenham were ...

 Sep 20 2014 - OCA encouraging Saudi on women athletes: Sheikh AhmadArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times)  INCHEON South Korea Sept 19 (AFP): Pop star Psy kicked off the Asian Games 'Gangnam Style' in an energetic K-Pop-fuelled ceremony Friday as North Korean athletes received ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Neeson in action in 'Tombstones'Arab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times)  LOS ANGELES Sept 19 (Agencies): It's not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank's ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Indicators of US economy edge '0.2 percent' higher in AugustArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times)  WASHINGTON Sept 19 (Agencies): A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July. The Conference Board said ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Omniyat to launch 3 projects worth USD952.7m in DubaiMENAFN
(MENAFN) Omniyat, a leading development group in the Middle East, is set to launch three distinguished mega-projects worth USD952.70 million at Cityscape Global, Khaleej Times reported.The group's ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Egypt awards oil, gas exploration deals worth USD187mMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Egyptian Petroleum Minister said his country has signed oil and gas exploration deals worth USD187 million with some Western companies and a Tunisian firm, Arab News reported.The ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Morocco, Congo discuss maritime transport cooperationMENAFN
(MENAFN) Local media reported that Morocco and Congo are currently holding talks to boost the bilateral relations in the field of maritime transport, QNA reported.In a meeting that joined the ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Denmark tightens asylum laws citing Syrian influxArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) COPENHAGEN: Denmark said on Friday it would introduce a new temporary type of residence permit for asylum seekers fleeing civil wars such as the Syrian conflict after a huge ...

 Sep 20 2014 - Abbott cites 'chatter' of attacks on govt ParliamentArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) SYDNEY: Intelligence 'chatter' has revealed that militants plan to attack Australian politicians and government buildings the prime minister said on Friday a day after hundreds ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help