Saudi Arabia’s Counter-Terrorism and Anti-Cybercrime Court has sentenced a woman to 45 years in prison for criticizing the country’s current regime on social media.

The woman sentenced to prison is Nourah al-Qahtani. However, details about him are not known. He was arrested in July 2021 for allegedly posting on Twitter. He was convicted in the country’s specialized criminal court. He was sentenced to 45 years on appeal this month.

British newspaper The Guardian published this news citing the Washington-based rights group DDWN.

DDWN was founded by the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi of Saudi Arabia. In October 2018, he was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

According to DDWN, Noorah was found guilty of using the internet to disrupt the social structure of Saudi Arabia and violating public order through social media.

Saudi Arabia has not commented on Nourah al-Qahtani’s sentence, The Guardian reported.

This month, a woman named Salma Al-Shehab was sentenced to 34 years in prison in Saudi Arabia. Within a few weeks of this incident, Noora was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

(31 Aug)