7 July 2009

Stories from 7 July 2009

Information on riots in Urumqi slow to come by

China’s Muslim ethnic minority-the Uighurs are facing Beijing’s wrath after riots broke out in city of Urumqi in province of Xinjiang. The government has largely censored news, pictures and videos...

Tunisia: Facebook user jailed for spreading rumors liable to disrupt public order

On Saturday, July 4, 2009, The 8th Criminal Chamber of the Court of First Instance in Tunis has condemned a Tunisian professor, Dr Khedija Arfaoui, to eight months in prison...