Saudi Crown Prince makes insulting him an act of terrorismWatch
Human Rights Watch has denounced Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, saying it could further enable authorities in the kingdom to silence critics.
The law, introduced earlier this month, includes penalties of up to 10 years in jail for insulting the king and crown prince, as well as the death penalty for other acts of "terrorism", according to Saudi Gazette and other local news media.
"Saudi authorities are already methodically silencing and locking away peaceful critics on spurious charges," Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director, said in a statement on Thursday.
On the other hand, in New York City, it's an offence to sit on a milk crate in public.
They even let a woman go in public without a face veil. Well, a robot woman, but giant stride nonetheless.