Saudi journalist sentenced to 5 years in secret trial | RTNews24

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Well known Saudi journalist Ali Al-Dhafiri has been issue to a key demo in the Kingdom and handed a five-calendar year jail sentence.Activists on social media networks circulated news saying that Saudi Arabia has held a magic formula session to try Al-Dhafiri – a presenter for Al Jazeera Television set – sentencing him to 5 many years in prison and banning him from travelling for ten many years. Saudi Arabia promises he “communicated with Qatar” as justification for this sentence.The activists also claimed that money belonging Al-Dhafiri were being confiscated and his relatives was compelled to pledge that they would not discuss about the challenge to any media outlet. They were also threatened that their equipment ended up under surveillance.Al-Dhafiri resigned from Al-Jazeera Tv set two weeks immediately after Saudi Arabia cut ties with Qatar and imposed an embargo on the Gulf state. His resignation was stated to have occur following threats were created to arrest him and his relatives by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS).Read: Saudi works by using dying penalty to crush opposition, AmnestyAl-Dhafiri posted on his Twitter account: “In Obedience to Allah and the guardians, may Allah safeguard them, and in loyalty to the homeland and in accordance with its policies and regulations, I resign from Al-Jazeera channel and would like achievement to all my spouse and children and colleagues there.”After his return to the Kingdom, Twitter activists observed the disappearance of Al-Dhafiri’s account from the website. In September, Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Rayyan claimed that he had listened to from a Saudi citizen that Al-Dhafiri was currently being held in the country’s prisons.So a lot for Independence of Expression in Saudi Arabia – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor] source MIM