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Saudi Arabia: Woman sentenced to 45 years in prison over social media post

According to activists, a Saudi woman was sentenced to 45 years in prison for her social media posts, making this the second case this month.

Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani was found guilty of “using the internet to tear the social fabric” and “violating public order by using social media,” as reported by the rights group Dawn.

Little is known about Qahtani other than that she criticized Saudi leaders.

On August 9th, another female Twitter user was sentenced to 34 years in prison for her tweets.

Abdullah Alaoudh, Dawn’s director of research for the Gulf region, said that the group had learned of Qahtani’s case only after being passed court documents by a judicial source and that it was continuing to investigate.

Since last year, multiple other female activists have reportedly been arrested on social media-related charges. BKM/ Expat Media


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