Saudi Arabia: 7 arrested for impersonating police on social media, imitating them for comedic purposes

Five of those arrested were citizens of the Kingdom


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Published: Sat 30 Sep 2023, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sat 30 Sep 2023, 10:33 PM

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested 7 people in connection to a social media post made by the accused.

The residents had reportedly made a video in which they were comically impersonating local police in a commercial store.

Authorities said in a statement that the accused had been arrested as it was clear that the intent of creating such content was to increase the number of their followers and to obtain views.

Authorities have also said that five of the seven arrested are citizens of the Kingdom whereas, the two others are of Arab descent.

The accused have been referred to Public Prosecution, legal action has also been taken against them.


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