Netflix removes episode of comedy criticizing Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murderAdstoppi Web Traffic
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Episode two of US comedian's Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act was removed after it criticized Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman over the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Mr. Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the kingdom's royal family, was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.
Netflix confirmed to the Financial Times it had pulled the episode after receiving a complaint from the kingdom's Communications and Information Technology Commission that it violated Saudi anti-cybercrime law.
The streaming giant said: "We strongly support artistic freedom and removed this episode only in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal request - and to comply with local law."
The episode in question is reportedly still available in Saudi Arabia on YouTube.
In it, Minhaj criticizes Saudi Arabia for Mr. Khashoggi's death and the country's involvement in the ongoing war in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has charged 11 people with the death of Mr. Khashoggi, though strongly denies that the crown prince ordered the killing.
In December, the US Senate passed a resolution saying the crown prince is responsible for the death.