Saudi woman receives 45 years in jail for social media usage

Saudi woman receives 45 years in jail for social media usage: According to a court document we were able to get on Wednesday. A Saudi court has sentenced a lady to 45 years in jail for allegedly defaming the nation via her social media activities.

The second such phrase this month had the kingdom’s attention.

Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani, who comes from one of the largest tribes in Saudi Arabia and doesn’t seem to have a history of activism, is a person about whom very little known.

Her case involves her usage of social media. According to an official charge sheet reviewed by The Associated Press and human rights organizations. Saudi authorities did not reply to demands for comment.

The punishment imposed after a global uproar over Salma al-Shehab. A Saudi doctorate student at Leeds University in England, who received a sentence of 34 years in jail.

To the country’s extensive counterterrorism and cybercrime regulations, a specialized criminal court handed him a 45-year sentence earlier this month.

The court handed out the punishment, which often hears cases involving politics and matters of public safety. During al-appeal Qahtani’s of her previous conviction.

According to the charge sheet, judges charged al-Qahtani with “disrupting the cohesiveness of society” and “destabilizing the social fabric” due to her social media activities.

Al-Qahtani “offended the public order via the information network,” according to their claim.

What al-Qahtani published online and the location of her hearing is still unknown.

According to Democracy for the Arab World Now, a Washington-based human rights organization that is critical of the government, she arrested on July 4, 2021.

According to Abdullah Alaoudh, regional director of DAWN, “this seems to be the start of a fresh wave of judgments and convictions by new judges who have appointed to the specialized criminal court.”

Another Washington-based human rights organization, The Freedom Initiative, criticized al-“outrageously Qahtani’s lengthy” jail term.

According to Allison McManus, the organization’s research director, “It’s really difficult to deny the reality. That we are seeing these sentences as (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman) has gotten increasing credibility in the international world.”

Even though the ultraconservative Islamic country has given women new freedoms, including the ability to drive. Prince Mohammed’s campaign against dissent has come under increasing scrutiny as a result of the social media punishments.

In a July meeting with Prince Mohammed in the oil-rich country. President Joe Biden claims he questioned him about human rights.

In response to the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Biden campaigned on a promise to declare Saudi Arabia a “pariah.”