23 Saudi women on trial over terrorism charges
Some of them have been, already, convicted and jailed
Sources told Al Arabiya News that twenty-three Saudi women accused of association with Al-Qaeda and ISIS are currently being tried in the Kingdom. Some of them have been convicted and jailed.
According to official sources, the Special Criminal Court began hearing the cases of these female extremists two years ago. They added that the most noteworthy case was that of Haila Al-Qaseer, who is known as “Lady Al-Qaeda,” and who was convicted of terrorism and sentenced to 15 years in jail.
The court tried in October another woman, 27-year-old Um Oweis, who joined ISIS after pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and helping provide logistical services to terrorosm via media and found communicating with ISIS members and leaders of Al-Nusra Front through Twitter.
Umm Oweis has a master’s degree from a Saudi university.
In December, the criminal court opened the case of “Al-MohajIra,” 25-year-old female member of Al-Qaeda and ISIS who also served as a media member. She was charged with supporting and pledging allegiance to Al-Baghdadi, as well as encouraging killing in conflict zones and inside the Kingdom.