Saudi Criminal Court sets new date for hearing case against beIN Sport

The first tripartite chamber of the Saudi Specialized Criminal Court announced on Thursday a new date for a hearing on the lawsuit against the commercial firm al-Oula owned by beIN Sport, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The court in a statement said that due to the absence of the three Qatari defendants, Yousef Mohammed Hassan al-Obeidli, Tarek Darwish Ali Zainal, and Mohammed Abdul Aziz Abdullah al-Subaie, and in view of the inability of the court’s competent authority to communicate with the defendants at their place of residence and on the basis of Article 25 of the Terrorist Crimes and its financing statute, a date has been set for the completion of the hearing on February 25.

The court added that it hopes the defendants or their agents attend the court on time, receive and review a copy of the prosecution’s suit and provide an answer at the date of the hearing specified above.

In case the defendants are not present, the court will continue to hear the case against them in absentia, according to the statute.

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