Saudi police close 10,000 Twitter accounts for 'religious violations'

December 16, 2014

Saudi Arabia's religious police have shut down 10,117 Twitter accounts in the last year on the grounds of "religious and ethical violations". The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, also known as the Haia, employs the religious police, or Mutaween, responsible for implementing Sharia law within the kingdom.


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