07 octombrie 2021

Saudi court upholds 20-year prison term for critic, drawing rare US rebuke


Abdulrahman al-Sadhan also gets 20-year travel ban, meaning he won’t truly be free until his seventies; Speaker Pelosi slams Riyadh’s ‘assault on freedom of expression’DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a 20-year prison term imposed on a Saudi aid worker who had criticized the government on Twitter, drawing a rare public rebuke from the US in another sign of tension between the Biden administration and the kingdom.The ruling, confirmed late Wednesday, also [...]