Original story: 10/05/16
19 year old Abu Sin (means toothless in Arabic) tried to woo a California vlogger, Christina Crockett, 21 on YouNow. Police in Riyadh said the “enticing” videos received “negative attention” when they went viral. The videos received 6.5 million views and show Abu and Christina communicating in spite of the language barrier. She speaks no Arabic and he speaks little English.
Viewers reported the video to Riyadh police who were able to track down Abu. His real name has not been released. His arrest was caught on video while he spoke with a Kuwaiti user.
Abu was arrested after Saudi viewers demanded he be punished. If convicted he could face up to three years in prison. In Saudi Arabia, unrelated men and women rarely talk to one another. Lawyer Abdulrahman Al-Lahem said the videos breach Shariah Law and information technology law. He also said the ethics and morals of Shariah Law apply even on the internet. Source: Saudi Gazette: Teenager arrested for viral videos