Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested a young woman over Snapchat videos deemed 'anti-Islamic' and 'indecent', Okaz Newspaper reported

Known as Lamya on Snapchat, the defendant often shared videos of herself dancing, holding bottles of liquor, and speaking about 'illicit' relationships with men. 

In recent weeks, several of her videos went viral on social media, sparking controversy and leading many to call on authorities to arrest her. 

Amid the online backlash, authorities launched an investigation into the snapchatter and found that she was using a fake name in order to avoid arrest. 

According to Okaz, earlier this week, authorities managed to issue an arrest warrant against her after they located her address in Jeddah. She was found living with her parents, who had no idea about her fake online identity. 

The woman's case will now be referred to prosecution and she's expected to face a trial.

The news has gone viral on Saudi Twitter

Some are all for the arrest

"This is the best news ever." 

A few think the young woman deserves it

"She deserves this."

While many hailed the arrest, not everyone agreed on it

"You might as well jail half our population." 

The defendant now faces up to five years in prison

The woman who has now been detained in the case faces harsh punishment under Saudi Arabia's anti-cybercrime law

According to Article six of the legislation, any person found producing, preparing, or publishing material "impinging on public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy, through the information network or computers, can face legal consequence". 

According to the Saudi law, punishment for violations can reach up to five years imprisonment, in addition to fines.