Colonel Fawaz Al-Mayman, a spokesperson for Riyadh police, said Abu Sin was arrested for “unethical behaviour”.
“His videos received many comments and many of the commenters of the general public demanded for him to be punished for his actions,” he added, according to the .
Police in Riyadh detained Abu Sin on Sunday while he was driving with two friends, with the arrest accidentally broadcast live on You Now as he chatted with another user from Kuwait.
You get to see the people you’re talking with; it's the next best thing after actually being face to face with them.
For support groups, the means being able to face their problems, dilemmas and sufferings with other real people that are going through the exact same thing or have lived through such harsh times in the past.
I have met so many good mates from here, and the best thing is I am still meeting new people.
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Adam Coogle, a Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch, said the country does not have a written penal code but has passed several laws governing internet use, including the Anti-Cybercrime Law of 2007.
Article 6 of the law criminalises “producing something that harms public order, religious values, public morals, the sanctity of private life, or authoring, sending, or storing it via an information network” and imposes penalties of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to three million Saudi Riyals (£615,000).James Franco, who spends his life mystifying the public with a thick sheen of irony and shifting intentions, dropped all pretense on Friday morning to issue a very awkward mea culpa.Appearing on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” Franco addressed one of the weirder news stories of the week: His apparent flirtation, via Instagram’s private messaging service, with a 17-year-old Scottish girl who was visiting New York.The opportunity to meet a complete stranger that can alter your life for the better within just a few mouse clicks is our pride and joy.We offer something that's unique; we've taken the traditional old chat rooms concept and revamped it to make it the best it could possibly be.“We’ve seen many cases in which Saudi prosecutors and judges have used vague provisions this law to charge and try Saudi citizens for peaceful tweets and social media comments,” Mr Coogle told The Independent.