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Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers for ‘high treason’, defence ministry says

Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed three soldiers for “high treason”, the defence ministry said, in a rare public announcement that accused the soldiers of colluding with an unspecified enemy.The executions come as a Saudi-led military campaign intensifies in neighbouring Yemen and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, consolidates his grip on power.The soldiers were convicted of “the crime of high treason in cooperation with the enemy” in a way that threatens the…


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