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Saudi Man Given 8 Years for Inciting Protests on Twitter

A Saudi court on Sunday jailed an Islamist for eight years on charges of inciting protests, mocking the monarch and criticizing the security services on Twitter, AFP reported citing the official Saudi Arabian news agency SPA.

The defendant, who was not identified, had been convicted of inciting "families of those arrested for security reasons to protest by publishing Tweets and videos on YouTube," justice ministry spokesman Fahd al-Bakran was quoted by SPA as saying.

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