Saudi Arabia: Eight arrested for spying on behalf of Iran

Riyadh, 17 June (AKI) - Saudi sources say that eight Bahraini citizens have been arrested on claims that they were spying for Iran.

The Bahrainis were arrested three months ago after allegedly spying at a prohibited military zone while travelling in Saudi Arabia, reported Bahraini daily Gulf Daily News.

The alleged spies all teachers in their late 20's and mid-30's will face court in the next few days and under Saudi law they could be sentenced to death.

The Bahraini government and the men's relatives have denied any connection between them and Iran.


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