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Saudi Arabia sentences citizen to 20 years for Molotov cocktail attack
Last Updated: 2018-02-12 07:28 | Xinhua
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A Saudi court sentenced on Sunday a citizen to 20 years in jail for a Molotov cocktail attack that targeted an intelligence building, local media reported.

The jail term also includes the sentence for his participation in rioting in the restive region of Al Qatif in the Eastern Province, reported the Al Yaum online website.

A 20-year travel ban was also imposed on him after he finishes his jail term.

Rioting and vandalism are common in Qatif by Shiite youth who represent the minority in the Sunni state.

The violence in the region also includes attacks against security personnel and individuals who express disagreement with the way those youth demand for more rights.

In December 2017, Saudi police found the body of the judge, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Jirani, who was abducted in 2016 in front of his house in Tarout town in the region.

The kidnapped judge was targeted before in several attacks against his property and an attempt to arson his house for his firm stand against violence.

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