The streaming service Netflix has taken under the pressure of the Saudi Royal house to rule an episode of a Comedy Show from the program. Netflix confirmed on Tuesday that the Episode in Saudi-not shown Arabia. In the Wake of the Satire with the title “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” the 33-year-old American comedian Minhaj about crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salmanher – because of the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul and the Saudi military operation in Yemen.
“We strongly support the world of artistic freedom and have the result only in Saudi Arabia pulled back,” said a spokeswoman for the streaming service. You have received a final call for compliance with local laws.
As the British newspaper “Financial Times” reported, responded to the service on a statement by the information Ministry in Riyadh, according to which the Satire is in breach of a law on Cyber-crime. The Ministry was not initially be reached for comment.
The government’s critics Khashoggi was on 2. October, in the Consulate of his country in Istanbul by Saudi agents have been killed. The killing had worldwide caused quite a stir and diplomatic turmoil.