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Saudi Arabia Threatens Anyone Spreading 'Fake News' Online with 5 Years in Prison, Heavy Fines

Saudi Arabia is threatening to give 5-year prison terms and heavy fines to anyone caught spreading “fake news” online, a warning to those discussing the suspected murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The threat, published over the weekend in the Saudi Gazette, echoes one of President Trump’s favorite phrases to demean any journalism that he finds unfavorable to his regime.

The Saudi Gazette cited Article 6 of the Saudi Arabia’s cybercrimes regulations which makes it against the law to breach “public order, religious values, public morals and privacy.” The law makes no distinction between Saudi citizens and foreign nationals found to be in violation of the draconian rules.

Saudi Arabia is currently at the center of an international controversy over the suspected death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi-born U.S. permanent resident who disappeared on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Khashoggi has been critical of the Saudi regime and is believed to have been killed in the consulate before being cut into pieces with a bone saw and smuggled back to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government vehemently denies that it had anything to do with Khashoggi’s disappearance.

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Saudi threatens 5 years in prison and heavy fines.

Rolando

Sounds kind of tame compared to torture and dismemberment.

Saudi Arabia Threatens Anyone

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Saudi Arabia Threatens Anyone Spreading 'Fake News' Online with 5 Years in Prison, Heavy Fines

(*I've been leaving the door unlocked , so whoever gets here first won't have to leave the entrance looking like a crime scene )

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