Neither Christina, a beauty and lifestyle vlogger, or You Now have commented on the arrest.
Saudi Arabia is known to have made several arrests linked to You Tube videos and social media use, including of men who filmed themselves giving out “free hugs” in Riyadh.
“The two of them [Abu Sin and Christina] composed enticing videos which received thousands of followers and viewers from all over the world within a short period of time. Abu Sin, nicknamed for his projecting tooth, became famous and received negative attention.” A Saudi lawyer told the Authorities said he is 19 years old, although he looks considerably younger in the footage.
In one video, he tells Christina he was 20 before she replies sceptically: “But you’re only 13”.
The humorous clips show Abu Sin and Christina, 21, chatting from their homes in California and Saudi Arabia, battling language differences between English and Arabic and jokingly declaring their love for one another.
In one, Abu Sin – whose nickname translates as “toothless” – dons a traditional Saudi headdress and sings Christina a traditional song before asking her to marry him.
Colonel Fawaz Al-Mayman, a spokesperson for Riyadh police, said Abu Sin was arrested for “unethical behaviour”.