The Ministry of internal Affairs of Saudi Arabia announced the enforcement of a sentence of Yusuf Ali al-Muskies, Zahir Abdul-Rahima al-Basri, Amjad Naji al-Moabite and Mahdi Muhammad Hassan.
Four Shiites who lived in the East Kingdom, were found guilty of terrorism. According to the materials of the case, their cell was launched in 2011 with the aim of destabilizing the situation in Saudi Arabia.
Among the crimes of which they were convicted: the organization of anti-government demonstrations that led to riots and attacks on policemen and a Declaration of disloyalty to the ruling monarch.
In accordance with Saudi Arabia’s counter-terrorism legislation, terrorism is considered almost any opposition demonstrations. The punishment for terrorism is the death penalty.
2 January 2016 in Saudi Arabia was carried out a mass execution of criminals sentenced to capital punishment. Among those executed was the Shiite scholar Nimr al-Nimr, who led demonstrations against the king.