The Saudi authorities have arrested the young Egyptian pharmacist, Khaled Massad, due to a tweet on site x.
Massad had commented on the inauguration of the e-sports World Cup in Saudi Arabia by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying, “There’s no conscience.”
The Saudi authorities interpreted this tweet as a criticism of Saudi Arabia’s disregard for the tragic events in Gaza, which has been under ongoing Israeli attack since October 7th.
Massad is not the first person to be arrested for a tweet in Saudi Arabia. Several citizens and residents have been detained for their tweets, including Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, who was sentenced to death for expressing his opinions in a few tweets.
SANAD Organisation for Human Rights, calls on the Saudi authorities to immediately release pharmacist Khaled Massad and allow him to continue his activities in Saudi Arabia without any hindrances.