One held for inciting sectarianism


Saudi Gazette report

A person has been arrested for allegedly circulating a video inciting sectarianism and spreading hatred and hostility in society through social media, the Public Prosecution said on Sunday.

An official source at the Public Prosecution called on citizens and expatriates to show a spirit of moderation, tolerance, brotherhood and togetherness during their interaction with each on various media outlets.

“On receiving a report from the monitoring center at Public Prosecution on the circulation of a video clip showing a person carrying out sectarian incitement, stirring up of religious intolerance and spreading sentiments of hatred and hostility among members of society, the Public Prosecution directed the arrest of the person involved in it in order to serve public interest.

The arrest is also in pursuant of Articles 15 and 17 of the Criminal Procedure Code,” the source said. Investigation is underway, he said.

The source warned against practicing anti-national activities, sowing seeds of sedition in society, spreading deviant ideologies, and calling for hatred or discrimination.

“The Public Prosecution will spare no effort in prosecuting those who misuse and violate laws,” the source said, adding that the surveillance bodies in the Public Prosecution are following up and monitoring everything that tend to undermine national unity, communal cohesion and peace in the society.