22 people arrested for 'incitement' and violating Saudi Anti-Cyber Crime Law

Updated 05 October 2017
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22 people arrested for 'incitement' and violating Saudi Anti-Cyber Crime Law

JEDDAH: The Saudi Presidency of State Security arrested 22 people, including a Qatari citizen and 21 Saudi citizens, after they were found guilty directly or indirectly of the involvement in stirring incitement to commit acts criminalized by law, an official source at the Presidency said.
The competent authority in the Saudi state security service has "monitored a circulated video clips on social media websites that include different topics, which ignite the public interest and stir feelings towards issues that are still in consideration."
The source has also said that these videos include direct and indirect incitement to commit acts against the law and order, or raising issues against the interest of the people and their requirements to prevent its use.
The presidency managed to identify those who posted these videos and arrest them including a Qatari and 21 Saudis. They are currently being investigated for motives and affiliations.
The measures taken by the presidency are based on the Anti-Cyber Crime Law.
According to Article 6 of the law, it is punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years and a fine of not more than SAR3 million or one of these penalties for a number of crimes, including the production of anything that violates public order, religious values, morals, the inviolability of private life, or preparation, transmission or storage of it through the Internet or a computer.
The Presidency of State Security said that it will not tolerate anyone who commits such crimes and will vigorously and resolutely confront those who seek to undermine the security and stability of the country.


Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

Updated 23 February 2019
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Ambassador Khalid meets Saudi soldiers receiving treatment in US

  • Prince Khalid bin Salman met with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US
  • The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, met on Saturday with Saudi soldiers who were being treated for injuries in the US.

The Saudi ambassador praised the soldiers as “heros” for defending the Kingdom against the “Iran backed Houthi terrorist.”

Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab coalition fighting the Houthi militia, who overthrew the democratically elected, internationally recognized government of Yemen in 2014.

During the Yemen conflict, the militia has targeted Saudi Arabia using ballistic missiles, which United Nations investigations have found to have been manufactured by Iran.