Rumor 'tweeters' face execution: report

People who cause public confusion by spreading rumors on Twitter could be executed in Saudi Arabia as such acts amount to terrorism, a newspaper reported on Monday.

‘Makka; Arabic language daily said a source at the justice minister was reacting to reports that the Gulf Kingdom has intensified penalties against those who cause seditions and public confusion in the Gulf Kingdom, with a population of 30 million.

“The source affirmed that such offences involve the maximum punishment, which could reach the death penalty,” the paper said.

“The sentence depends on the seriousness of the offence. It could be jail and lashing but those involving acts of causing sedition and confusion could involve execution.”

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