Iron fist against terror


Mishal Al-Otaibi

Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia issued verdict against 47 terrorists in exercise of its full sovereignty, which is respected by international law, and in enforcement of its national laws and judgments issued by criminal courts based on Shariah, the Ministry of Interior announced here on Saturday.

Earlier on Saturday, 47 criminals were executed in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Eastern Province, Qasim, Hail, Northern Border, Asir, Jouf, Najran, Baha and Tabuk after they were convicted by the judiciary and the sentences were endorsed by Appeal and Supreme Courts; and a royal order was issued to execute the sentences.

The executions took place in 12 cities, four prisons using firing squads and the others carried out executions with the sword, said Ministry of Interior Spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki in a joint press conference with Adviser and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Justice Sheikh Mansour Al-Ghaffari.

Of those executed, 45 were Saudi citizens, one was from Chad and another was from Egypt.

The convicted criminals were found guilty of committing a variety of terrorist attacks and crimes such as targeting civilians as well as military and security personnel, military and security bases, diplomatic and consulate missions and their personnel.

Al-Ghaffari said the verdicts went through full legal procedures.

The ministry established a special court to look into terror crime cases.

It also granted the defendants the option to hire one lawyer or more.

The case went through 13 judges, he said, adding that no death sentence was issued against women accused of terrorism.

The Kingdom strongly believes that the crime of terrorism (called banditry under Islamic law) is a heinous crime against humanity and a major source of instability and a great threat to national and international peace and security, said an Interior Ministry statement, adding that the Saudi government leaves no efforts to combat terrorism and deter those who try to get involved in such acts.

Ministry of Justice spokesman Sheikh Mansour Al-Ghafari said a specialist court set up in 2008 has looked into 2225 cases against 6,122 people accused of terrorism. Of these, 55 were sentenced to death and 104 appealed against the verdicts. The court acquitted 163 and compensated them with over SR15 million. Some 243 defendants with provided with lawyers.

Names of the executed terrorists

1- Ameen Mohammed Abdullah Al Aqala – Saudi nationality
2- Anwar Abdulrahman Khalil Al-Najjar – Saudi nationality
3- Badr Bin Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Badr- Saudi nationality
4- Bandar Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Ghaith – Saudi nationality
5- Hassan Hadi Bin Shuja’a Al-Masareer – Saudi nationality.
6- Hamad Bin Abdullah Bin Ibrahim Al-Humaidi- Saudi nationality
7- Khalid Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Jarallah – Saudi nationality
8- Ridha Abdulrahman Khalil Al-Najjar- Saudi nationality
9- Saad Salamah Hameer – Saudi nationality
10- Salah Bin Saeed Bin Abdulraheem Al-Najjar – Saudi nationality
11- Salah Bin Abdulrahman Bin Mohammed Al Hussain -Saudi nationality
12- Saleh Bin Abdulrahman Bin Ibrahim Al-Shamsan – Saudi nationality
13- Saleh Bin Ali Bin Saleh Al-Juma’ah – Saudi nationality
14- Adel Bin Saad Bin Jaza’ Al-Dhubaiti – Saudi nationality
15- Adel Mohammed Salem Abdullah Yamani – Saudi nationality
16- Abduljabbar Bin Homood Bin Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri – Saudi nationality
17- Abdulrahman Dhakheel Faleh Al-Faleh – Saudi nationality
18- Abdullah Sayer Moawadh Massad Al-Mohammadi – Saudi nationality
19- Abdullah Bin Saad Bin Mozher Shareef – Saudi nationality
20- Abdullah Saleh Abdulaziz Al-Ansari – Saudi nationality
21- Abdullah Abdulaziz Ahmed Al-Muqrin – Saudi nationality
22- Abdullah Musalem Hameed Al-Raheef – Saudi nationality
23- Abdullah Bin Mua’ala Bin A’li – Saudi nationality
24- Abdulaziz Rasheed Bin Hamdan Al-Toaili’e – Saudi nationality
25- Abdulmohsen Hamad Bin Abdullah Al-Yahya – Saudi nationality
26- Isam Khalaf Mohammed Al-Mothri’e – Saudi nationality
27- Ali Saeed Abdullah Al Ribeh – Saudi nationality
28- Ghazi Mohaisen Rashed – Saudi nationality
29- Faris Ahmed Jama’an Al Showail – Saudi nationality
30- Fikri Ali Bin Yahya Faqih – Saudi nationality
31- Fahd Bin Ahmed Bin Hanash Al Zamel – Saudi nationality
32- Fahd Abdulrahman Ahmed Al-Buraidi – Saudi nationality
33- Fahd Ali Ayedh Al Jubran – Saudi nationality
34- Majed Ibrahim Ali Al-Mughainem – Saudi nationality
35- Majed Moeedh Rashed – Saudi nationality
36- Mishaal Bin Homood Bin Juwair Al-Farraj – Saudi nationality
37- Mohammed Abdulaziz Mohammed Al-Muharib – Saudi nationality
38- Mohammed Ali Abdulkarim Suwaymil – Saudi nationality
39- Mohammed Fathi Abula’ti Al-Sayed – Egyptian nationality
40- Mohammed Bin Faisal Bin Mohammed Al-Shioukh – Saudi nationality
41- Mostafa Mohammed Altaher Abkar – Chadian nationality
42- Moaidh Mufreh Ali Al Shokr- Saudi nationality
43- Nasser Ali Ayedh Al Jubran – Saudi nationality
44- Naif Saad Abdullah Al-Buraidi – Saudi nationality
45- Najeeb Bin abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al-Bohaiji – Saudi nationality
46- Nimr Baqer Ameen Al-Nimr- Saudi nationality
47- Nimr Sehaj Zeid Al-Kraizi – Saudi nationality

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