5-year jail for online humour in Saudi Arabia

by Gulf | 05-09-2018 | 4468 views

Saudi Arabia prosecutors have said they will punish online satire that "mocks, provokes or disrupts public order, religious values and public morals". The kingdom’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has drawn harsh criticism from rights groups over the targeting of human rights activists and political dissidents across the spectrum since his appointment in June 2017. Dozens of Saudi citizens have been convicted on charges linked to dissent under a previous sweeping law, particularly linked to posts on Twitter.

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