Saudi jailed 15 years for 'Qaeda recruiting': Report
RIYADH (AFP) - A Saudi court has jailed a man for 15 years after convicting him of recruiting 14 nationals to join Al-Qaeda's affiliate in neighbouring Yemen, Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Thursday.
A Riyadh court specialised in security cases convicted the unnamed Saudi national of recruiting the militants online after he held meetings in Yemen with Al-Qaeda leaders, the daily said.
The defendant helped the recruits reach Yemen and issued fake Yemeni identity cards for seven of them, it said.
He set up an email address "to serve members of Al-Qaeda in Yemen," the paper said, quoting the charges list. It said he coordinating the travel of the 14 recruits via email.