With about 2,600 followers on Twitter, Salma al-Shehab had frequently tweeted about women’s rights in the conservative Sunni Muslim country. Photo: dpa
With about 2,600 followers on Twitter, Salma al-Shehab had frequently tweeted about women’s rights in the conservative Sunni Muslim country. Photo: dpa
Middle East

Saudi Arabia sentences woman to 34 years in jail over Twitter use

  • Salma al-Shehab, a PhD candidate in the UK, is accused of aiding dissidents seeking to ‘disrupt public order’ and was arrested when she was back on holiday
  • The sentence comes amid a crackdown on rights activists in the oil-rich Gulf state, many of whom have been slapped with prison sentences and travel bans

With about 2,600 followers on Twitter, Salma al-Shehab had frequently tweeted about women’s rights in the conservative Sunni Muslim country. Photo: dpa
With about 2,600 followers on Twitter, Salma al-Shehab had frequently tweeted about women’s rights in the conservative Sunni Muslim country. Photo: dpa
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