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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Saudi arrests teen for flirting online   

Saudi Arabian teenager, who accidentally met an American internet personality, Christina Crockett,  on a video chat site known as ‘YouNow’ was arrested by the Saudi government.

According to Riyadh police spokesperson, Colonel Fawaz Al-Mayman, the teenager, known online as Abu Sin, was arrested on Sunday for engaging in “unethical behaviour”.

Al-Mayman said, “The live broadcasting website ‘YouNow’ was launched in 2011 and was popularized among Gulf Arab youth. Abu Sin is 19 years old and he was arrested for unethical behavior. His videos received many comments and many of the general public demanded for him to be punished for his actions.

A lawyer, Abdulrahman Al-Lahem said the videos of Abu Sin breached Shariah Law and information technology law.

“The teenager could face prison term — ranging from a year to three — depending on the sentence issued by the judge. The ethics and morals of Shariah Law apply even on the Internet,” Al-Lahem said according to Saudi gazette.

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