Saudi Arabian Woman Salma Al Shehab Sentenced To 34 Years In Prison For Using Twitter As Rights Defender

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Saudi Arabian Woman Salma Al Shehab Sentenced To 34 Years In Prison For Using Twitter As Rights Defender

Saudi Arabian Woman Sentenced for Her Tweets: A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 34 years in prison and a travel ban for the same number of years for her Twitter posts. Salma al-Shehab, 34, has been punished for following the country’s dissidents and supporters of democracy through Twitter and retweeting their posts. Salma, a mother of two, is a PhD student at the University of Leeds, UK and came home on holidays in 2020.

Salma al-Shehab had come to take her children and husband to Britain, but then she was questioned about her anti-national activities and eventually a Saudi Arabian court sentenced her to 34 years in prison. He was earlier sentenced to three years in prison for using an Internet website to cause public unrest, destabilizing civil and national security, but his sentence was increased on Monday when a lawyer presented other charges against him. . Salma has been sentenced by the Special Court of Terrorism in Saudi Arabia.

Such is the profile of Salma

Salma has been sentenced for her tweets after Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a major indirect stake in an American social media company through Saudi’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, a public investment fund. It is being said in the reports that Salma can still make a fresh appeal in the matter. All the social media accounts of Salma show that she is not a big and vocal activist in Saudi Arabia or Britain.

Salma has 159 followers on Instagram. In its profile she describes herself as a dentist, medical teacher, PhD student at Leeds University, lecturer at Princess Noorah Bint Abdulrahman University, a wife and mother of her two sons Noah and Adam. At the same time, Salma has 2597 followers on Twitter. After the sentencing of Salma, many human rights organizations have started raising their voice against it.

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