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72-Year-Old U.S.-Saudi Citizen Released from Saudi Prison

HeadlineMar 22, 2023

A U.S.-Saudi citizen sentenced to 19 years in prison in Saudi Arabia over his tweets critical of the government has been released. Seventy-two-year-old Saad Ibrahim Almadi was arrested in November 2021 after traveling from Florida to Riyadh to visit family. One of the tweets referenced slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Almadi’s family and rights groups are calling on the Saudi government to lift a travel ban imposed on Almadi so he can return to the U.S.

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