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Ex-Twitter Employer Convicted for Giving Saudis Private Info on Dissidents

HeadlineAug 10, 2022

A jury in California has convicted a former worker at Twitter of spying for Saudi Arabia by providing the kingdom private information about Saudi dissidents. Prosecutors accused the man, Ahmad Abouammo, of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a close aide of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in exchange for information about certain Twitter account holders. One Saudi aid worker, Abdulrahman al-Sadhan, who ran a satirical Twitter account, was later abducted by the secret Saudi police, tortured and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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