Phd Student Salma Shehab’s 34-year Jail Sentence Shines Light on Twitter’s Troubled Ties With Saudi
She was at home in Saudi Arabia on a holiday when she was arrested. The Saudi government accused her of using an internet website to “cause public unrest and destabilise civil and national security”.
U.S. studying 34-year sentence of activist Salma al-Shehab in Saudi Arabia -State Dept
WASHINGTON - The United States is studying the case of women's rights activist Salma al-Shehab, who was sentenced to 34 years in prison in Saudi Arabia, the State Department said on Wednesday. "Exercising freedom of expression to advocate for the rights of women should not be criminalized, it should never be criminalized," State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters. (
Saudi doctoral student gets 34 years in prison for tweets
A Saudi court has sentenced a doctoral student to 34 years in prison for spreading 'rumours' on Twitter and retweeting dissidents, according to court documents obtained Thursday, drawing growing global condemnation.