Saudi woman gets 45-year prison term for social media posts, rights group says

Saudi Arabian woman, Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for her posts on social media platforms. A Washington-based rights organisation DAWN is still investigating into al-Quahtani’s case, as it is unclear what her posts contained. Presumably, she criticised the government.

The Saudi Specialized Criminal Court convicted Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani to 45 years of prison time for social media posts on charges of ‘using the internet to tear the (Saudi) social fabric’ and for ‘violating public order by using social media,’ according to a Washington-based rights group DAWN.

DAWN noted that almost nothing is known about Qahtani, not even what her social media posts stated, and that the investigation into her case was ongoing. The Saudi government’s media office has not responded to Reuters’ request for comment.