Netflix took off the air episode of the show with criticism of the Saudi authorities
The Netflix channel was removed from the air in Saudi Arabia episode Comedy Patriot Act, leading which has criticized the policy of the Saudi authorities, reports the Financial Times. Removing the episode demanded that the Commission on communications and information technology Saudi Arabia, saying that it violates local law on the fight against cybercrime.
It clarifies the newspaper, in the aforementioned episode, the TV host Hasan Minhaj criticized the policy of crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman al Saud and, in particular, a military campaign under the leadership of Riyadh in Yemen. “Now is the time to reconsider our relationship with Saudi Arabia. And I say this as a Muslim and as an American,” said the presenter at the beginning of the episode. He called the war in Yemen, “the greatest tragedy of the era of M. B. (the initials of a Saudi Prince.— “Kommersant”)”.
Netflix confirmed to the FT that last week was removed from the air in Saudi Arabia this episode of the TV show. “We strongly support freedom around the world and deleted this episode in Saudi Arabia only after he received a legal request in accordance with local legislation,” — said the TV channel.
It clarifies the newspaper, in Saudi Arabia it is a crime to “manufacture, preparation, transmission or storage of materials that affect public order, religious values, public morality and the sanctity of private life using an information network or computers”. Violators face imprisonment for up to five years and a fine of $800 thousand.