Saudi Arabia has detained 22 people, including a Qatari national for ‘inciting public feelings’ on social media, authorities reported.
The arrested had posted video clips online and their motives were being investigated. “Their number is 22 people, one of them Qatari, and the rest are Saudis. Their motives and links are being verified,” SPA said.
They were arrested for “circulation of video clips on social networking sites inciting public feelings”, SPA added without any further details.
Saudi Arabia recently launched a crackdown on dissenters ahead of a historic government decision to allow women to drive.
The action was seen as a show of force by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has styled himself as a reformer who will set the country on the road to modernity and civil liberty.
The details of arrested Qatari is yet to be released.