Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has confirmed death sentences for 2 suspected Saudi Al-Qaeda members convicted of murdering 4 Frenchmen in 2007, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
They had been sentenced by a special "terrorism" tribunal in January of last year, in verdicts now upheld by the highest court, the Arryadh daily said.
The pair were convicted of shooting dead the French nationals -- 1 of whom was a teenager -- near the western city of Medina while they were on a desert excursion from their homes in the capital Riyadh.
Another 12 men convicted of helping the attackers were jailed for between 3 and 23 years.
Police killed the suspected mastermind of the attack, Walid Motlaq al-Raddadi, a 23-year-old Saudi, in Medina about 2 months after the murders.
Authorities in the kingdom set up specialised courts in 2011 to try dozens of Saudis and foreigners accused of belonging to Al-Qaeda or of participating in a wave of attacks that swept the country from 2003.
Those shootings and bombings killed more than 150 Saudis and foreigners.
The kingdom's current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef oversaw a crackdown on the militants.
Arryadh also reported that a "terrorism" court in the Red Sea city of Jeddah sentenced 8 Saudis to between 1 and 17 years for trying to establish an Al-Qaeda cell to carry out attacks.
It did not indicate when the cell was allegedly active.
Source: Agence France-Presse, June 24, 2015
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