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.
 


Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

Updated 03 April 2020

Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

  • An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry
  • Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected

DUBAI: A curfew in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif will start on Friday 3p.m. until further notice, state news agency SPA reported, citing Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior.
An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry. The decision is part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected. Of the new cases, 48 were detected in Makkah and 46 in Madinah.
The interior ministry implemented a 24-hour curfew in the two holy cities on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus.