CALIFORNIA: US video blogger Christina Crockett─whose YouNow chats with a Saudi boy landed the latter in prison─ has refused to help the boy nicknamed ‘Abu Sin’ come out of jail.
“A lot of people say I should make a video to try to hlep get him out of prison. That’s not my place. I am sorry I don’t want to get involved in that,” Crockett said in her first response after Abu Sin’s arrest.
She, however, maintained that the whole situation is “crazy and unfair” and expressed hope that “he (Abu Sin) does not go into prison for three years”.
“It’s not my fault that it (her chat with Abu Sin) went viral. It’s not my fault that he got this fame from it or that I got it. Neither of us have asked for it,” said Ms Crockett.
Abu Sin, was arrested reportedly for his alleged immoral and unethical videos with Crockett, which were seen by thousands on livestreaming app YouNow and then on Youtube.
Riyadh police arrested him when he while he was driving with two friends.
The scene of his arrest was broadcast live on YouNow, when Abu Sin was chatting with a Kuwaiti user.
[textmarker color=”C24000″]VIDEO OF ABU SIN’s ARREST[/textmarker]
HIS ARREST AT 6:52 and HIS FRIEND’s
CONFIRMATION AT 10:47
Saudi newspaper Okaz published a Riyadh police statement which said that Abu Sin was arrested following complaints that his YouNow videos were unethical and he must be punished for such acts.
If convicted, Abu Sin can be handed over a three year sentence according to the Kingdom’s laws.