Saudi Arabia sentences Islamic State man to 20 years in jail

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 7 Aug 2017 4:44 AM GMT

Saudi Arabia sentences Islamic State man to 20 years in jail
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Riyadh: A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday sentenced a member of the Islamic State militant group to 20 years in prison for plotting terror attacks.

The person was accused by the court in Riyadh of planning terror attacks targeting foreign embassies, officials and the Arar airport in the northern border of Saudi.

The person has taken part in the IS camps in Syria and Iraq, before returning to Saudi for terror acts.

The court also issued a 20-year-travel ban on him.

The tough sentence is part of the measures taken by the Saudi government to punish extremists and terrorists, following a number of bloody blasts that erupted in various parts of the country in recent years.

with IANS inputs...

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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