Saudi Arabia warns Twitter and Facebook ‘rumour-mongers’ they risk death penalty


The Muslim Issue

Revealed: Saudi Arabia warns Twitter and Facebook ‘rumour-mongers’ they risk DEATH PENALTY in first ruling of its kind

  • The rules were announced by a government source to a state-run website
  • They claimed sites like Facebook and Twitter ’cause confusion in societies’
  • The punishments will range from a social media ban to the death penalty
  • It is the first rule of its kind although Saudi law does censor ‘mass media’

By Jay Akbar For Mailonline

Published: 16:13, 6 October 2015 |

Saudi Arabia has threatened to execute those who ‘spread rumours’ about the government on social media, a state-run website has reported.

It is the first time the Gulf nation, which has come under fire for issuing death penalties to protesters, has created a rule to punish ordinary people for what they say on Twitter and Facebook, human rights campaigners Reprieve told MailOnline.

There are already laws and departments to censor…

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