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Saudi Arabia: Fouad Alfarhan's blog and Freefouad blocked

Categories: Saudi Arabia

The blog of the detained Saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan [1] has been blocked today in Saudi Arabia, along with Freefouad [2] website dedicated to Alfarhan's case and the pro-reformist blog Freedoms [3]. Users trying to access these blogs from Saudi Arabia were met with a notice saying “Blocked URL. Dear User, Sorry, the requested page is unavailable. If you believe the requested page should not be blocked please click here [4]. For more information about internet service in Saudi Arabia, please click here: www.internet.gov.sa [5]

Alfarhan’s blog blocked

115 days after his arrest [6], on 10 December 2007, Fouad Alfarhan remains jailed for unspecified “violation of non-security regulations.” On March 11th, 2008, his nine-year old daughter, Raghad, has released a YouTube video message [7] for her father saying: “Daddy I miss you. When are you coming back home?”