Report: Saudi court sentences Syrian for espionage

April 6, 2016 1:25 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A Saudi-owned newspaper says the kingdom's counterterrorism court has sentenced a Syrian national to eight years in prison on charges related to espionage.

Al-Hayat reported on Wednesday that the Specialized Criminal Court found the defendant, who was not named, guilty of sharing information on Syrian opposition figures and dissidents residing in Saudi Arabia that benefits the Syrian government.

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