Streaming service Netflix has an episode of the comedy ‘Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj’ shall be deleted in Saudi Arabia, after a complaint from the Saudi government, so messages different the American media. In the infamous episode, there was criticism of the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Netflix says in a press release that it is the artistic freedom worldwide support, but that it is now once to the local laws of a country must obey. The question for the episode to delete, was legally in order, it sounds.
Elsewhere in the world remains the conscious delivery is available. Saudi’s, they can still view on YouTube.
In the episode, which was first screened in October, criticizes Minhaj the relationship of the U.S. with Saudi Arabia after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ‘Now would be a good point to our relationship, to rethink it, and I say that as a muslim and as an American’. Minhaj called the war in Yemen, ” the greatest tragedy under the regime of bin Salman’.
A Saudi overheidscommissie had last month filed a complaint and Netflix deleted the episode last week. The Financial Times reported there first.
Saudi Arabia scores very poorly what freedom of the press, is evident from the list of Journalists without Borders. The country likes to make use of article 6 of the anti-cybercrimewet, stating that ” the production, preparation, transmission or storage of material that has an impact on public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy, is prohibited’.