WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about reports on the sentencing of a Saudi aid worker by a counterterrorism court and is watching the case closely, the State Department said on Tuesday.
The aid worker, Abdulrahman al-Sadhan, was reportedly sentenced to 20 years in prison followed by a 20-year travel ban, according to a statement from State Department spokesman Ned Price. “As we have said to Saudi officials at all levels, freedom of expression should never be a punishable offense,” he said.
U.S. concerned by sentencing of Saudi aid worker: State Department
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