Saudi court sends Egyptian to jail for espionage, sorcery

August 23, 2016 12:45 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A Saudi newspaper is reporting that an Egyptian man has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of attempting to disturb public order, violating the kingdom's labor laws and communicating with a sorcerer to bewitch his employer.

The Egyptian, who was unnamed in the Okaz report, was accused of acquiring a secret military document that listed the movements and names of Saudi troops and of emailing this document to the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon.

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