Salma al-Shehab, a mother of two and a researcher at Leeds University in Britain tweeted some criticisms and retweeted some dissidents.
She returned to Saudi Arabia for a visit and was arrested. She has been in solitary confinement for 285 days now. She was initially given a 6 years sentence, but upon appeal it was changed to 34 years plus another 34 year travel ban.
“The (six-year) prison sentence imposed on the defendant was minor in view of her crimes,” a state prosecutor said. “I’m calling to amend the sentence in light of her support for those who are trying to cause disorder and destabilize society, as shown by her following and retweeting (Twitter) accounts.”
Apparently tweeting this stuff to her account with 2000 followers is terrorism in the eyes of Saudi Arabia.
The Washington Post jumped up and down and scream when a reporter was killed. I wonder if they will do the same for this woman, whose punishment is arguably worse.
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