In July 2021, Saudi authorities arrested Noura Al-Qahtani, who was 50 years old at the time, due to tweets from a fake account on the platform, Twitter, in which she called for the release of opinion detainees.
Among the charges directed against her was her possession of a book by Dr. Salman Al-Ouda, which is available in Saudi bookstores, in addition to defaming the reputation of the Crown Prince and his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, through tweets.
Al-Qahtani is one of the victims of the infiltration and data theft operation from Twitter, which was previously carried out by the Saudi authorities. As a result, a number of activists and tweeters were arrested. Initially, the specialized criminal court sentenced her to 13 years in prison, which was then doubled to 45 years, and she was also banned from traveling. This is the longest sentence ever given to a Saudi woman.