Egyptian jailed for 6 years in Saudi Arabia for Iran espionage

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Aug 2016

The Egyptian citizen was not named

A Saudi court has sentenced an Egyptian expat to six years in prison for spying for Iran, Saudi media reported.

The court also fined the Egyptian 5000 Saudi riyals and ordered his expulsion from the kingdom after he has served his sentence.

Okaz daily newspaper reported that the unnamed Egyptian citizen was found guilty of sending a confidential Saudi armed forces document to the Iranian embassy in Beirut and receiving a message from the same embassy demanding additional information about certain issues in the kingdom.

According to Okaz, the verdict is a first degree ruling of a specialised criminal court.


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