Probe into second cell of Iran spies completed - Saudi Gazette

Probe into second cell of Iran spies completed

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The first cell of spies for Iran was busted in 2013. It consisted of 32 people including 30 Saudis, an Afghan citizen and an Iranian. The Criminal Court found 29 people guilty.

By Mansour Al-Shihri

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — The attorney general has completed the investigations into a new batch of Saudi citizens accused of spying for the Iranian intelligence, according to informed sources.

This is the second cell of Saudi spies for Iran to be discovered during the past four years.

After the compilation of the list of charges against them, the attorney general will submit the case to the Criminal Court for trial.

The sources did not specify the number of Saudi citizens who are members of this cell, but said the security forces arrested a number of them after gathering enough information about their involvement in spying in favor of the Iranian intelligence.

The accused underwent a number of investigation sessions.

The first cell of spies for Iran was busted in 2013. It consisted of 32 people including 30 Saudis, an Afghan citizen and an Iranian.

The Criminal Court found 29 people guilty. It sentenced 15 of them (all Saudis) to death, acquitted two (a Saudi and the Afghan) and sentenced 15 others (14 Saudis and the Iranian) to jail terms ranging from six months to 25 years.


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