The news that Zaid Hamid has been given 8 years jail and 1000 lashes for speaking against the Saudi King is completely false. The source of this false news was a fake twitter account of General Hameed Gul which posted a fake news with this claim. We have confirmed from General Hameed Gul’s team that is a fake account and that General Hameed Gul has no account on Twitter. A Din News anchor then did a program based on this fake tweet after which a few blogs published it. Yesterday an Indian blog made a post based on this false news and posted it quoting “Unreliable” sources. This was picked up by the Pakistani media and presented as a fact especially by Express News. The real story which is confirmed by our team is that Zaid Hamid was detained because he was suspected by the Saudis of SPYING for IRAN. They had received intelligence reports of his trips to Iran and knew that he received considerable funding from the Iranian government. At present Zaid Hamid has not been given any punishment but is facing interrogation which is expected to last for a few weeks after which he shall be presented to the court on charges of espionage. We can only hope that the Saudis try him for blasphemy as well.
Here are screenshots of the tweets from the fake twitter account of General Hameed Gul.