Saudi comedian issued summons for insulting soldiers

The comedian will be investigated for a video clip and tweets that went viral on social media
Saudi comedian issued summons for insulting soldiers
The ministry’s spokesman said that the ministry supports and protects artists’ freedom, but it won’t allow any insults against soldiers stationed at the borders.
By Shane McGinley
Sun 19 May 2019 10:24 AM

Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution has issued a summons against comedian Osama Salmeen for insulting soldiers at the southern borders.

The comedian will be investigated for a video clip and tweets that went viral on social media.

The Ministry of Media has referred the case to the Media Violations Committee for investigation and appropriate action, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency.

The ministry’s spokesman said that the ministry supports and protects artists’ freedom, but it won’t allow any insults against soldiers stationed at the borders.

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