LONDON: The British daily Metro reported that Turki bin Abdul Aziz al-Jasser was arrested in March 2018 for allegedly running a Twitter account called Kashkool, which exposed human rights violations by Saudi authorities and royals.
An anonymous source said a so-called ‘Twitter mole’ handed over information on Jasser who was killed in November 2018 while in detention.
“They (Saudi authorities) got his information from the Twitter office in Dubai. That is how he was arrested,” he said.
According to the source, Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. “Everyone speaks under threat and pressure. The accounts of Saudi dissidents are spied on. We are not safe using Twitter.”