Saudi Arabia Releases American Prisoner

  • Saudi Arabian authorities on Monday released an American citizen sentenced to 19 years in prison for tweeting criticisms of the regime.
  • Saad Almadi, 72, was in prison for more than a year before his Monday release. Almadi confirmed his freedom during a phone call with his son, Ibrahim Almadi, according to the New York Post.
  • “I welcome the release of Saad Almadi, my father and best friend,” Ibrahim said. “As I always say, we are the strongest country in the world. We can protect our interests and citizens.”
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