Child porn: Kerala youth jailed in Saudi for posting minor’s nude video on Facebook

First Published 6, Oct 2017, 4:05 PM IST
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Highlights
  • The Saudi police arrested a youth, who hails from Malappuram, for posting a nude video of a minor girl on Facebook
  • The daily wage worker was taken into custody by the police after a detailed interrogation by the Saudi cyber wing
  • Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) in Riyadh stated that they would provide the necessary legal support to the youth

A youth hailing from Kerala has been jailed in Saudi Arabia for posting a nude video of a minor girl on Facebook, it has emerged.

The Saudi police arrested the daily wage worker, who hails from Karuvarakundu in Malappuram, around a month ago, after acting on a general petition against his Facebook post, according to a Times of India report.

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The youth was taken into custody by the police after a detailed interrogation by the Saudi cyber wing and has now been lodged in a jail in Riyadh. It is understood that the case would be considered by a local court in two weeks.

A representative of the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) in Riyadh stated that they would provide the necessary legal support to the youth.

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“Though he initially denied, he later confessed to the crime. He says that the post was uploaded by mistake as he was not quite familiar using a touchscreen phone with a small display. However, it is considered a serious offence here,“ the report quoted KMCC's Sidhiq Thuvvur as saying.

Another Malayalee and an Uttar Pradesh native in Saudi were recently handed two-month long imprisonments for similar charges, Sidhiq revealed.

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