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Saudi Court Sentences Two Asians to 3,000 Lashes, Arab News Says

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced two Asian men to 3,000 lashes each and five years in jail for kidnapping a compatriot in Riyadh, Arab News reported.

The two men had taken the victim to a farm in south Riyadh, then demanded ransom from a relative for his release, the Jeddah-based newspaper reported, citing a police statement in court. The paper didn’t reveal their nationalities.

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