20 years imprisonment and up to SR 1m fine for disclosing classified information

20 years imprisonment and up to 1m penalty for disclosing classified information

Last Updated: 9 months ago

Anyone found guilty of disseminating and disclosing confidential information and documents in Saudi Arabia will face a fine of up to SR 1 million and 20 years in prison, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The Public Prosecution issued a circular in this regard, warning of dissemination or disclosure of confidentially classified information and documents, considering it a punishable major crime.

Any person found guilty and convicted of circulating or disclosing secret information and documents in the kingdom will be punished with a sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to SR 1 million, the Public Prosecution said in the circular.

The penalty comes in line with the kingdom’s Penal Law on Dissemination and Disclosure of Classified Information and Documents.