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Saudi sentenced to 15 years for plotting to overthrow rulers

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A Saudi court on Thursday sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for calling for protests to overthrow the kingdom’s rulers, the Saudi Press Agency reported in a statement.

The man, who was not identified by name, was also convicted of producing video clips encouraging people to demonstrate against the government.

He was banned from travel for another 15 years after he completes his prison term.

The state news agency said the man was also found in possession of pictures of al-Qaeda leaders and documents supporting terrorism acts in the eastern region of the kingdom.

The man also reportedly held documents critical of the kingdom’s religious scholars and its educational policy.