Former director of the Saudi Arabia General Intelligence Directorate, Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud, talks during a press conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Saudi Arabia has put 32 people on trial, including 30 members of its own Shiite Muslim minority, accused of spying for Iran, several local newspapers and television reported Monday.The 32, including an Iranian and an Afghan, were detained in 2013 sparking expressions of concern among Saudi Shiites who said that several were well known figures in their community and not involved in politics. Saudi Arabia has blamed sporadic unrest among Shiites in Qatif on Iran, but has never been able to publicly present evidence of a direct link between those who took part in protests from 2011-2013 and Tehran, which denies any involvement.Relations between Saudi Arabia and non-Arab Iran soured after the latter's 1979 revolution that brought Shi'ite clerics to power.
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