The US Streaming service Netflix has removed after a complaint from Saudi Arabia a shipment from its service in the UK. This is the “Financial Times” reported on Tuesday.
The consignment was of the assassination of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the military involvement of Saudi Arabia in Yemen. More specifically, it involves an Episode of the Comedy series “the Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”. “Now would be a good time to reconsider our relations with Saudi Arabia. And I mean that as a Muslim and as Americans,” said the American comedian, Minhaj therein, among other things.
Netflix, the “Financial Times confirmed” the step. Although support of the service of the artistic freedom around the world. He must keep to local laws. Saudi authorities had requested the deletion of the Videos, as this is in breach of a law against cyber crime, it said. Also in Saudi Arabia, it was a reach but still on the Youtube channel of the transmitter.
The step has been criticised by human rights groups. “Netflix’ statement, to support the artistic freedom, it means nothing if it (Netflix) is bowing to the demands of government officials,” wrote the head of the middle East and Africa division of Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson, on Twitter. Saudi Arabia itself does not believe in freedoms for its citizens, “artistic, non-political, non-humorous,” she wrote.
The leadership of Saudi Arabia in the past few months, for the murder of the government-critical journalist Jamal Khashoggi international criticism. The columnist for the “Washington Post” was killed in early October in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul from Saudi Arabia who had travelled offenders. A series of clues heir to the throne, Mohammed bin Salman, the son of the king advanced, in the vicinity of the fact.