Outside the Riyadh court that issued the verdicts. (Image Credit: Sabq)

Saudi court sentences 15 people to death for spying for Iran

The 15 were among 32 people detained by Saudi authorities in 2013 on charges of spying

Manama: A court in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday sentenced 15 defendants found guilty of spying for Iran to death.

The espionage cell with the suspected links to the Iranian intelligence services is made up of 30 Saudi nationals, one Iranian and one Afghani.

Two members were acquitted while the others were condemned to prison terms ranging between six months and 25 years, Saudi news site Sabq reported.

The public prosecutor has requested the death penalty for 25 defendants and long prison sentences for the remaining seven.

In June, Saudi Arabia said that it arrested 32 spies with links to Iran and...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com