Terror Suspect Surrenders to Saudi Authorities

August 4, 2011

[Washington, DC] – On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior announced that alleged Al-Qaeda member Abdul Salam Abdulaziz Al-Faraj turned himself in to Saudi authorities. Al-Faraj was included on the Kingdom’s 47 most-wanted list released earlier this year and submitted to Interpol for extradition.  He will face the same legal proceedings used in similar cases.

“Saudi Arabia is fully dedicated to preventing terrorism in the Kingdom and around the world,” said Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir. “The surrender of Al-Faraj serves as an example to other extremists to come forward or face the persistent efforts of Saudi authorities.”

Saudi Arabia is committed to stopping terrorism in all its forms and continues to pursue the men, the money and the mindset that support this global threat.  The Kingdom has forged partnerships with foreign governments and multilateral organizations to protect national security and reinforce counterterrorism strategies. Under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Sultan, Saudi Arabia remains an unwavering ally in combating terrorism and extremism worldwide.

For additional information on Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism efforts please visit www.saudiembassy.net and follow the Embassy on Twitter (@SaudiEmbassyUSA) or on the Embassy YouTube page.