Riyadh appeals court slashes sentence of US-Saudi doctor days ahead of Biden inauguration

An appeals court in Saudi Arabia has almost halved a six-year prison sentence handed to a prominent US-Saudi doctor and suspended the remainder of his term, Reuters report. Walid al-Fitaihi, who was sentenced last month, had his sentence cut to 3.2 years and a six-year travel ban reduced to 38 months, according to court documents seen by Reuters. He will no longer serve time in prison since the appeals courts considered time served and suspended the remainder, the documents dated show. Fitaihi, a household name with nearly two million Twitter followers, was temporarily released in 2019 pending…

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