08 Feb 2018 - 19:54
Saudi jailed for five years for 'offending royal court'
By Ahmed el-Masri
DOHA, Qatar: A Saudi court on Thursday slapped a Saudi citizen with a travel ban and five years behind bars for "offending the [Saudi] royal court” in a television interview, the official Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported.
While the broadcaster did not give the name of the sentenced individual, a number of Saudi online activists have identified him as Saleh al-Shehi, a writer for Saudi daily Al-Watan.