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February 25, 2020 10:06 am

Saudi Arabia Sentences Eight on Charges of Spying for Iran: State TV

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avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

The skyline of the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Photo: Reuters / Faisal Al Nasser.

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced one Saudi citizen to death and seven others to jail on charges of treason and spying for Iran, Saudi state television tweeted on Tuesday.

The seven sentenced to jail were found to have “associated and cooperated with people working in the Iranian embassy,” the broadcaster tweeted without providing more details.

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