A Saudi man has received 7 years jail term as well as other punitive measures for twitting a post that was deemed “insulting” to the ruling Al Saud family, al-Ekhbaria television reported.
On Monday, the Specialized Penal Court in Riyadh issued a sentence, saying the victim had referred to the Al Saudi and its military forces “renegades” on Twitter.
Authorities claimed that there was an “established connection” between the man and Takfiri ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorist groups.
The convict was found guilty of threatening the security of Saudi Arabia by producing dangerous materials.
Activists and rights groups say the kingdom has a tendency to call undesired oppositionists “terrorists”.
Riyadh has upped security measures in the Shia-majority areas due to fear of dissent.
Saudi forces have recently gone on a shooting spree in Awamiyah, the capital of Eastern Province.
They targeted both residential and commercial buildings, inflicting heavy material losses.
Meanwhile, the locals of the area have been launching rallies and demonstrations, demanding the release of their loved ones, who are in jail as political prisoners.
Saudi Arabia has also waged a war against Yemen since 2015, killing thousands of civilian in the war-torn country.