10 years Jail for Insulting Saudi King or the Crown Prince in Public

Recently in Dammam, a new law against terrorism was announced. This new anti-terror law also included the death penalty. The person who became the reason of other people’s death will be punished to death. The newly announced law contains clauses of heavy punishment for those insulting King or Crown Prince in public.

Some more punishments were approved for those individuals who participate or lead any terrorist activities and operations against the law. The anti-terror law states;[irp]

1-This law state that individual who defame King or Crown Prince in Public will be sentenced to 5 to 10 years of imprisonment. As it is considered to be very strict punishment according to the anti-terror law announced recently in Saudi Arabia.

2-The individuals who receive training from any terrorist organization on using arms, explosives or chemical substances or through wired or wireless telecommunication devises and try to smuggle them will be imprisoned for 20 to 30 years.

3-The person who will invite and entice another person to join a terrorist organization will have to spend his 8 to 25 years in prison.

4-Terrorists establishing a terrorist cell or leading one will face 10 to 25 years’ prison.

5-Terrorist carrying arms and explosives and conducting terrorist attacks will be imprisoned for 10 to 30 years.

6-The one who will set up training camp or manage one or get training in such camps will have to face 10 to 20 years of imprisonment. The punishment will be harsher and unforgiving for individuals who own a military background. They may face 20 to 30 years of imprisonment.

7-Those who will help terrorists with weapons in any way will have to face 10 to 30 years of imprisonment.

8-Individuals who misuse their status in any way either academic or social status or media influence to promote terrorism will face maximum 15 years’ imprisonment.

9-Individuals who forge documents of terrorist operations and get training in martial art for terrorist operation will face 10 to 30 years in prison.

10-Imprisonment of 15-20 years for those who smuggle, explosives, atomic substances or wired or wireless communication devices.

11-Those who conduct terror attacks that result in the death of one or more people will face the death penalty.

Moreover, the new law states that; Individuals may face a fine of minimum SR3 million and maximum of SR 10 million for funding terrorist operations. The specialized court has the authority to expose the individual’s crime and penalty.

The individual will be completely under legal investigation and specialize court has the authority to freeze the individual’s bank accounts and transaction of money. It has the right to hire a judicial guard to manage the individual’s money and transaction.

The new law also includes protecting the witness and keeping their identities confidential.  So one should be careful while writing anything on social media as we always say, a Third Eye is always watching you.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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