After Protest From Riyadh – Netflix Took Satire Out Of Program

American comedian targeted Saudi crown prince for khashoggi murder.

The streaming service Netflix has taken under the pressure of the Saudi Arabian royal family a consequence of a comedy show from the program. In the wake of the satire titled “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” US comrade Minhaj drew on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, as well as Riad’s military deployment in Yemen.

Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that the episode will no longer be shown in Saudi Arabia. “We strongly support artistic freedom worldwide and have only withdrawn the episode in Saudi Arabia after receiving a final appeal” to comply with local laws, said a spokeswoman for the streaming service. The service responded to a statement by the Information Ministry in Riyadh that satire violated a law on cyber crime, the British Financial Times reported. The Ministry was initially not available for comment.

The government critic Khashoggi was killed by Saudi Arabian agents on October 2 at his country’s consulate in Istanbul. The killing had caused a worldwide sensation and diplomatic upheavals. In a resolution, the US Senate called the Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed “responsible for the murder”. This denies an involvement. With their resolution, the Congress Chamber opposed US President Donald Trump, who questioned the powerful heir to the crime.