Saudi Arabia’s Specialised Criminal Court has sentenced a social media activist to 45 years in prison for posting a series of tweets.
Nourah bint Saeed al-Qahtani was convicted of “using the Internet to tear the [country’s] social fabric” and “violating the public order by using social media” under the Counter-Terrorism Law and Anti-Cyber Crime Law.
The verdict came only a few weeks after the shocking 34-year sentence of Salma al-Shehab over following and retweeting Saudi dissidents and human rights activists.
The activist Maha Suleiman Al-Qarani Al-Hwaiti was also sentenced to 23 years in jail under the same charges.
In the three cases, Saudi authorities have used abusive laws to target and punish Saudi activists for criticizing the government on Twitter.
Such vindictive and excessive sentences confirm that US President Joe Biden was nothing but a green light for more human rights abuses and violations in the Kingdom.