Saudi police in Al-Baha detain man for video mocking region’s residents

The man used YouTube to post his video mocking residents. (Shutterstock)
Updated 20 November 2019

Saudi police in Al-Baha detain man for video mocking region’s residents

  • People on social media condemned the man and his video

JEDDAH: Al-Baha police on Wednesday detained a man for posting a video on YouTube in which he mocked the region’s residents.
Authorities in Al-Baha said the man would be transferred to the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution for legal proceedings.
Under the name Gizaniateket, he filmed the video at night on a street in Al-Baha city. “These people sleep 23 hours per day,” he said.
When a car passed by, he added: “Oh! Here’s a person who’s awake. He might be going to buy a pillow.”
People on social media condemned the man and his video, and demanded that appropriate action be taken against him.
 


KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan al Saud delivers a speech during the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session on February 24, 2020 in Geneva. (AFP)
Updated 13 July 2020

KSA highlights support for Bosnia massacre victims

  • The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries

GENEVA: Saudi Arabia participated in the 25th anniversary memorial of the Srebrenica genocide that took place in July 1995.
Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah delivered the Kingdom’s speech via video conference.
He conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sefik Dzaferovic, and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and dignitaries who were participating in the event.
The minister affirmed that Saudi Arabia stood side by side with its brothers, the families of the victims of the massacre.
He said: “Our participation on behalf of Saudi Arabia, its leaders, government, and people, is a humanitarian and moral obligation that the Saudi leadership stands by every year.”
The minister added that King Salman continued to support and stand by Bosnia and Herzegovina, further confirming the unique and friendly relations between the two countries.