3 soldiers executed in Saudi Arabia for ‘high treason’


Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed three soldiers for “high treason”, the defence ministry said, in a rare public announcement that accused them of colluding with an unspecified enemy.

The executions come as a Saudi-led military campaign intensifies in neighbouring Yemen and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman consolidates his grip on power.

The soldiers were convicted of “the crime of high treason in cooperation with the enemy” in a way that threatens the kingdom and its military interests, the ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.—AFP

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