Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry announced the execution Tuesday of a man it said had been found guilty of armed rebellion and protesting against the state in the Shiite populated eastern region of Qatif.

The ministry said in a statement the execution of the convict was carried out in the Eastern Province’s administrative capital of Dammam.

The statement said the convict had participated in the attempted killing of police by opening fire at various security points and patrols throughout Qatif.

It added he also assisted in weapons smuggling and took part in marches and riots, which Saudi law deems as undermining the social fabric and cohesion of society. The statement described them as “terrorist” acts.

The statement said interrogations resulted in related charges and that a death sentence was administered as punishment.

The statement did not identify the man or specify when the alleged crimes had taken place.
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