Amnesty slams Netflix for blocking Hasan Minhaj comedy show in Saudi Arabia
03 January 2019 | 5:15 pm
American comedian Hasan Minhaj mocks and criticizes Saudi Arabia in an episode of his comedy show Patriot Act. Netflix has been rebuked for taking it down to comply with a request by the Saudi government.
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