Saudi Arabia: Court Acquits Blogger Of Defamation Charges

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A criminal court in Jeddah has acquitted a well-known Snapchat and YouTube blogger of charges including publishing of critical clips of a segment in Saudi society.

The Court said the defendant had criticized a particular segment of society without targeting Saudi society in general.

The court said he has the right to exercise freedom of expression in the kingdom. The court stressed on the fact that there is no harm in expressing one’s opinion, as it is a guaranteed right for every person, as long its not an insult to others.