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November 30, 2022
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Saudi woman sentenced to 34 years in prison for Twitter activity

A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for following and retweeting content from dissidents and activists accounts.

According to court documents perused by The Guardian, Salma al-Shehab ,34, a PhD student at Leeds University in the United Kingdom was charged with “assisting those who seek to cause public unrest and destabilising civil and national security by following their Twitter accounts and retweeting their tweets’’.

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A Saudi woman rides into a car in the Saudi capital Riyadh on September 27, 2017. Until recently, the women were not allowed to drive, but after years-long resistance from women’s rights activists, some of whom were jailed for defying the ban on female driving, they can now drive.

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