Saturday, March 22, 2008

 

FREE FOUAD NOW


For three months now one popular Saudi blogger has been in jail for criticising some influential people in his country. Fouad al Farhan is 32 years old and a father of two. His long incarceration has forced his nine old daughter, Raghad al Farhan, to come out with a plea for her father's release in this clip. I am joining Saudi bloggers and others in the blogosphere to demand his immediate release. As bloggers we have a right to express our opinions in all matters under the sun. Or don't we?
Update: Pressure is still mounting in the blogosphere for the release of al Farhan. So far KSA authorities are not budging. They have even blocked the blogsite created to give info on the case. This kind of thing has set my mind thinking: it could happen in democratic Nigeria! Those who doubt me would do well to check this report by reporters sans frontiers. Journalists are the targets now but believe me bloggers will soon be the next to be targetted...

Comments:
HAJIYA, I WANT TO GO THROUGH THE ARTICLE FUAD WROTE BEFORE REACHING MY CONCLUSION.

YOU HAVE A NICE BLOG.
 
HAJIYA, I WANT TO GO THROUGH THE ARTICLE FUAD WROTE BEFORE REACHING MY CONCLUSION.

YOU HAVE A NICE BLOG.
 
@mustapha .. thanks and i guess you are right about reading the blog first. my concern though is with the number of days al farhan has been in jail. more than three months with no charges brought against him.
i did search for the offending article but to no avail. it may have been written in arabic too. Am following the case in arab blogs and hope he will be set free soon
 
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