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US State Division confirms detention of US citizen in Saudi Arabia | CNN Politics

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The US State Division confirmed that 72-year-old American citizen Saad Ibrahim Almadi has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia after being given a 16-year sentence for tweets important of the Saudi authorities.

“We now have constantly and intensively raised our considerations concerning the case at senior ranges of the Saudi authorities, each by means of channels in Riyadh and Washington, DC, as nicely … as not too long ago as yesterday,” stated State Division Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel at a information briefing.

Almadi’s imprisonment was first reported by the Washington Publish.

Patel additionally confirmed that there was no State Division official at Almadi’s sentencing listening to, which he stated was as a result of the Saudi authorities moved up the listening to date with out telling the US embassy and by no means responded to the embassy’s request to attend the listening to weeks earlier than it was initially scheduled.

Patel stated that the State Division remains to be going by means of the method to find out whether or not Almadi shall be designated as “wrongfully detained.”

“Exercising the liberty of expression ought to by no means be criminalized,” stated Patel.

Patel additionally stated that the final time the US had consular entry to Almadi was August 10.

The State Division communicated with the Saudi Ambassador in Washington on Monday about Almadi’s case, a US official instructed CNN.

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