Royal Decree

Published 4 Feb 2014
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Royal Decree

Riyadh - SPA

The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques issued the following royal decree:

With due consideration of Islamic Shari'a objectives that provide for maintaining the
nation's religion, security, unity, affinity and elimination of disagreement, struggle
and dispute, decides:

Imprisonment penalty of minimum 3 years and maximum 20 years shall be imposed on any
person who commits any of the following actions:
1- Involves in fighting outside Saudi Arabia
2- Joins, adopts, supports, encourages, sympathizes with extremist and radical groups
that are classified locally, regionally and internationally as terrorist organizations.
If the violator is a military man, a penalty of minimum 5 years and maximum 25 years
imprisonment shall be inflicted on him.

A duly maintained and updated list of the above-mentioned groups shall be submitted for
approval by King Abdullah. Reports on cases of seizure, investigation and prosecution
shall be promptly submitted by ministry of interior to King Abdullah.

Last Modified Date: 04/02/2014 - 7:43 AM Saudi Arabia Time


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