Saudi Interior Minister: We Are Prepared to Stop Any Violation that May Undermine Hajj

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif meets with head of security and military sectors. (SPA)
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif meets with head of security and military sectors. (SPA)
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Saudi Interior Minister: We Are Prepared to Stop Any Violation that May Undermine Hajj

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif meets with head of security and military sectors. (SPA)
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif meets with head of security and military sectors. (SPA)

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif stressed on Saturday the readiness of security and military sectors in stopping any violation that may undermined the Hajj.

He met the heads of military and security sectors that are involved in securing the Hajj, praising their work that is being carried out with high professionalism.

He expressed Saudi Arabia’s pride in serving the Hajj pilgrims, highlighting the keenness of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, on the pilgrimage and their orders that the greatest efforts be exerted so that they can perform the holy rituals in safety.

Moreover, Prince Abdulaziz noted the coordination and integration between various military and security agencies and others, which have helped ensure the success of the arrival of the pilgrims to the holy sites.

He hoped these efforts would continue throughout the rest of the Hajj and that the pilgrims would return home safely.

Director of Public Security and head of the Hajj Security Committee Mohammad Al-Bassami gave a presentation about the results achieved by the Hajj security forces, stressing the readiness of all parties in carrying out the remaining phases of the security plan to ensure the safety of the pilgrims.

Prince Abdulaziz inspected the work of the command and control center of the Hajj in Mina. He followed up on the implementation of plans and the transport of pilgrims to the holy sites and listened to a detailed briefing by Al-Bassami about the security plans.



Kuwait Court Drops Case Against Notorious Pentagon Hacker

Palace of Justice in Kuwait
Palace of Justice in Kuwait
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Kuwait Court Drops Case Against Notorious Pentagon Hacker

Palace of Justice in Kuwait
Palace of Justice in Kuwait

The Kuwaiti Court of Cassation upheld on Sunday the dismissal of criminal charges against a notorious Kuwaiti hacker who had infiltrated hundreds of websites around the world, including the US Department of Defense’s (Pentagon) website.
The Court of Cassation, the highest judicial authority, affirmed a previous ruling by the Court of Appeals that the 28-year-old defendant could not be prosecuted for the allegations in this case, which occurred 10 years ago.
The accused faced criminal charges related to his hacking of the US Department of Defense website, accessing sensitive weapon sites, and infiltrating 200 American websites, with the information being published in 2011.
On October 9, 2023, the Criminal Court dropped the criminal case against the hacker accused of breaking into global websites, including the Pentagon’s website.
The court’s decision to drop the charges against the hacker was based on the principle that the accused could not be tried for accusations committed over 10 years ago, as the acts were carried out from 2010 to 2012.
The charge of endangering Kuwait’s potential to sever relations by hacking the US Department of Defense website was also dismissed.
The prosecution had accused the defendant of hacking more than 200 sites, some of which contained confidential information belonging to the US.
The hacker was also accused of deceitfully appropriating money through fraud by marketing his website post-hack to attract victims to subscribe and browse the website.