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.


Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

Updated 5 min 58 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia welcomes US decision on Iran oil sanction waivers

  • The Saudi minister said Iran uses state income to finance their dangerous policies
  • Saudi Arabia will work with other oil producing countries to stabilize international market

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has welcomed US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo’s announcement that waivers on the sanctions on Iranian oil exports will be lifted, Saudi state agency SPA reported.

Saudi Arabia believes the US decision is a necessary step to pressure the Iranian government to stop jeopardizing peace and end their global support for terrorism, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, said.

The Iranian regime uses the country’s income to finance dangerous policies without any consideration for international law, the minster added.

International pressures on Iran must continue until it stops interfering in the domestic affairs of other countries, he stressed.

Saudi Arabia will continue their strict adherence to the policies, which aim to stabilize international markets, and will not produce oil beyond the balance, Al-Assaf said.

The Kingdom will cooperate with other oil producing countries to produce enough oil for consumers, he added.