Saudi king pardons prisoners from the Ismaeli sect
Saudi Arabia, Politics, 12/14/2002
The Saudi official news agency said yesterday that Saudi Arabia's King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz issued a pardon to the Ismaeli Shiite community prisoners convicted of provoking unrest in the kingdom, and those who served more than half of their penalty in the prison.
In a statement to the Saudi news agency, the ruler of Najran district Prince Mashaal Bin Saud al-Faisal said that King Fahd ordered the "release of a group of prisoners who performed half of their imprisonment sentence."
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