Egyptian sentenced to 6 years in Saudi jail

Riyadh: A Saudi Arabia court sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in jail on Monday over spying for Iran, the local media reported.

The Egyptian, who will be deported after serving his sentence, was found guilty of sending a confidential document on the Saudi army to the Iranian embassy in Lebanon’s capital city Beirut, Xinhua news agency reported.

The court believed that the convict received a letter from the embassy asking for additional information on the Arab state.