Man who threatened to post woman’s pictures on social media arrested

Sat, 2017-08-05 03:00

RIYADH: A man who threatened to post a woman’s pictures on social media was arrested on Thursday under the Anti-Cyber Crime Law.
The arrest was made in a joint operation between Riyadh police and the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice.
Police said their investigating team thoroughly studied the correspondence between the suspect and the woman. He resisted arrest when he was found in a car.
After the arrest, police discovered that he was using a stolen car with another vehicle’s number plate. The original plate was found in his vehicle.
He is currently in custody at Al-Arija police station until investigations are completed, after which he will be charged before a court under the Anti-Cyber Crime Law.
The law protects people from the use of unauthorized pictures or recordings by a camera-equipped mobile phone.
The law ensures the safe exchange of data; protects the rights of computer and Internet users; and protects the public interest, morals and privacy.
Those found guilty under the law are subject to penalties and a jail term depending on the degree of the offense.

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