Saudi Arabia: Three soldiers sentenced to death for “high treason”

Saudi Arabia: Three soldiers sentenced to death for "high treason"

I amn Saudi Arabia, three soldiers were killed on Saturday for “high treason and cooperation with the enemy”. It was announced in Riyadh by the Ministry of Defense, which gave the names of those executed, but not the exact charges leveled against them. He was reportedly killed at a base near the border with Yemen.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 35, is consolidating his position of power in Saudi Arabia. The Crown Prince, who is also the head of the Ministry of Defense, is already seen as the de facto ruler of the country. In the last three years he has excluded many critics and rivals. Members of the royal family, company owners and representatives of religious communities are imprisoned.

According to information, in March 2020, Prince Muhammad bin Abdulis al-Saud, a brother of King Salman and nephew of the king, Prince Mohammed bin Najaf was arrested. There were no public statements.

Thousands died, millions fled

Riyadh is the head of a military alliance that joined the conflict in Yemen in March 2015. However, it did not succeed in decisively defeating the Houthi rebels supported by Iran. Thousands have died since then, and millions of residents have had to flee. The United Nations has classified the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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