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Christina Crockett and Abu Sin

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The Saudi teen arrested for flirting online

18 October 2016 Last updated at 00:08 BST

Californian internet personality Christina Crockett struck up an unlikely friendship with Saudi Arabian teenager Abu Sin when they met by chance on a video chat site.

Although they understood little of what the other was saying, videos of their attempts to communicate became an internet hit. But the Saudi authorities were less than impressed and now Abu Sin could face years behind bars.

Video Journalist: Alex Dackevych

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