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Netflix pulls comedy show episode in Saudi Arabia

Netfilx aired an episode of the comedy show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” from its Internet streaming service in Saudi Arabia after residents complained, multiple media outlets on Tuesday.

The episode of the news-comedy lashed the country over the killing the Washington post Journalist Jamal Kashoggi last year at the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey.

According to the Financial times and other media Kashoggi was largely an outspoken critic of the kingdom and of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The kingdom has long ago acknowledged publicly that the reporter, Jamal Khagoshi who was a U.S. resident, died in their custody.

Netflix officials were not at the spot available for the comment and no statement was uploaded on its official corporate Facebook or Twitter page.

Saudi Arabia state officials also were not immediately in for the comment.

“We strongly support artistic freedom and removed this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we received a valid legal request – and to comply with local law,” a Netflix spokesperson stated to the Hollywood Reporter publication.

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