Saudi Court Sentences 15 People to Death for Spying for Iran: Arabiya TV

Prisoners stand in their holding cell at the court room of a state security court during their trial on March 2, 2014 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The defendants, two of them being tried in absentia, are charged with forming part -- between 2011 and 2013 -- of 'an armed …
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(REUTERS) – A Saudi court on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for Iran, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported.

The 15 were among 32 people — comprising 30 Saudi Shi’ite Muslims, one Iranian and an Afghan — who were detained in 2013 on charges of spying for Iran and went on trial in February. There were no immediate details on the outcome of the trial for the remaining 17 suspects.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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