Washington: A Saudi court has convicted eight men on terrorism-related charges, including plotting attacks on an oil refinery, according to Saudi Press Agency.
The defendants, seven Saudis and one Yemeni, were given prison sentences ranging from four months to eight years. The agency reported that all eight were banned from traveling abroad for at least one year after their release, reports Fox News.
Saudi Arabia runs a rehabilitation program that aims to dissuade militants from fighting alongside al Qaeda.
An audio recording released this month by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula urged Saudis to revolt against the kingdom for allowing US drones to launch missions from its soil and strike militants in neighboring Yemen.