Saudi Arabia to fine pranksters Rs 1 crore for cracking jokes

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has decided to impose a fine of 500,000 Saudi Riyals (Rs 1,06,06,677) on anyone who cracks jokes.

Saudi legal expert Dr. Majed Garoub said that posting pranks on social media is a crime in Saudi Arabia, and is classified as a violation of the country’s Anti-Cyber Crime Law.

However, Majed told Arabic television Al Saudaih, that most pranksters on social media are young and juvenile.

“Age does not exempt the offender from arrest and imprisonment with investigations conducted in line with specific procedures suiting their age,” he added.

In recent years, Saudi police have arrested dozens of people for misusing social media and engaging in various online crimes.

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