Saudi Arabia imposes punishment for insulting the flag on the day of its celebration

Saudi flag day

Coinciding with the celebration of "Flag Day" in Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom's security stated that the law punishes any insult or insult to the country's flag or the flag of any foreign country "friendly" to Riyadh.

On its Twitter page, General Security said insulting or insulting the national flag carries a penalty of up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 3,000 Saudi riyals or both.

"Anyone who drops, executes or insults in any way the national flag, royal flag or other emblem of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or of a foreign friendly country hate or contempt for the authority of the government or those countries, and this is publicly or in a public place or in a place open to the public, shall be punished by imprisonment for up to

Saudi authorities have designated March 11 as a day to celebrate the national flag as a symbol of national unity and sovereignty.

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