Saudi man detained for immoral Snapchat post turns out to be mentally ill

Young man detained for making insulting remarks via Snapchat. (Reuters)

A 26-year-old Saudi man who was detained on Thursday by security forces because he promoted debauchery and immorality and mocked breast cancer patients via the app Snapchat turned out to be mentally ill, sources confirmed to

The young man was identified as A. Al-Hameed. He was detained once before in October 2016 for insulting religion and making improper remarks.

In a statement published on Thursday, the police said it detained Hameed for violating public ethics. It added that after interrogating him, they learnt he has mental problems and transferred the case to the relevant authorities.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50