Thursday, December 24, 2015

What is considered a crime in the Saudi regime: what Western media will not notice (because it is not Iran)

This is actually the language of the sentence of a Saudi writer whose only crime is to call for a constitutional government in Saudi Arabia:  "convicted of a media writer of exciting public opinion and inciting sedition and reducing the aura of government among people".  The court also ruled that he will be sentenced  to four years in jail and a fine of 100,000 riyals and to remove his accounts from social media and to ban him from appearing in any media and from writing for 15 years fro the day he leaves jail, and to ban him from travel for five years from the day he leaves jail.  If this was in Iran, the story will be on the front pages of all US media, I guarantee you.

PS Incidentally, this writer always always expressed his support for the House of Saud.