Saudi Arabia arrests 9 for ‘Brotherhood links’


Nine university professors have been arrested in Saudi Arabia over alleged links to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, which is banned in the Saudi kingdom.Saudi newspaper Okaz reported on Monday that the professors, two from Saudi Arabia and the rest from neighboring countries, had been involved with “foreign organizations” based on “voice recordings and emails” related to them.The daily said in explanation that “foreign organizations” was a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, which Riyadh labeled as a “terror” group in March, a move that was slammed by the movement in Egypt. The newspaper further said that investigation is expected to be completed by mid-June. If convicted, the nine could receive 10- to 15-year jail terms.

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