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Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom cracks down on dissent.

"Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals through social media ... will be considered a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of three million riyals ($800,000)," the public prosecution tweeted late Monday.

Horrendously restrictive new laws, announced by tweets. It'd be funny if it weren't so sad.

Plus wasn't this supposed to be the new Saudi government that was "cleaning house" and starting to divorce Saudi away from the hyper-religious attitudes? What happened to that?