Egyptian ‘guilty of treason’ for leaking classified Saudi document to Iran

The Egyptian man leaked the document to an Iranian embassy official in Beirut, Lebanon. (Reuters)

An Egyptian expatriate was sentenced to six years in prison for leaking a classified Saudi document to the Iranian Embassy.

Riyadh Penal Court reported the Egyptian man obtained classified documents of the Saudi military’s next moves and plan of combat. The man leaked the document to an Iranian embassy official in Beirut, Lebanon.

The court investigated the case and revealed the man had gone to a sorcerer to cast sorcery on the man’s sponsor. The man also violated the Saudi Labor Law by working for someone other than his sponsor.

The court concluded by sentencing the man to six years in prison and fining him SR5,000. The court also exiled the man from the Kingdom after he completes his imprisonment.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Aug. 24, 2016.

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