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Female Saudi activist gets record 34 years in prison for critical tweets

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A Saudi court has sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison for spreading rumors on Twitter. The decision has drawn growing global condemnation. The U.S. State Department said the case should not be criminalized. The case has also drawn the attention of the U.K. government.
Published 6 months ago · Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Saudi doctoral student gets 34 years in prison for tweets

Activists and lawyers consider the sentence against Salma al-Shehab, a mother of two and a researcher at Leeds University in Britain, shocking even by Saudi standards of justice.

6 months ago·Mumbai, India
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6 months ago·India
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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. (

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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Saudi woman given 34-year prison sentence for using Twitter

Salma al-Shehab, a Leeds University student, was charged with following and retweeting dissidents and activists

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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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.

6 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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