Saudi Arabia jails six for going abroad to fight

September 8, 2014 08:29

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's Specialized Criminal Court jailed six people for up to six years for security offenses including traveling abroad to fight, adopting militant ideology and "breaking obedience to the ruler", state media reported late on Sunday.

The kingdom imprisoned dozens of people last month in security trials amid fears that the conflicts in Iraq and Syria will radicalize a new generation of young Saudis.The six sentenced on Sunday were also banned from traveling for fixed periods after their release.

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