Riyadh: A citizen was arrested for deliberately dropping the national flag from a vehicle while driving on a street

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Wadi Al-Dawasir governorate police managed to arrest a citizen in his second decade of life, for intentionally dropping the national flag while walking on a street in the governorate.

The assistant media spokesman for the Riyadh police, Major Khaled Al-Kreidis, explained that the person documented his act and published it on social media, which is an information crime according to Article VI of the Law on Combating Information Crimes, and legal measures have been taken against him according to the Criminal Procedures Law.

It is reported that the penalty for insulting the national flag or the royal flag amounts to imprisonment for a period of up to one year and a fine of up to 3,000 riyals, or one of these two penalties.