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.
 


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.