Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC)  has recently blocked access to Twitter accounts of a blogger @Mashi97  and a human rights activist @abualkhair . The move comes after the role Twitter played in the recent post-elections uprising in Iran.
Blogger Khaled al-Nasser  told  AFP that his tweets  which included links to other websites like a Human Rights Watch report on Saudi Arabia which may have bothered censors. Human rights activist Waleed Abu al-Khair  also referred to human rights violations in his tweets.
Despite the blockage, both al-Nasser  and Abu al-Khair are still able to update their Twitter  accounts, due to the fact that you don’t need to access your account in order to send new tweets. Ironically, Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission has a Twitter account  that was launched last June. CITC has 81 followers, but they are not following anyone.
* Image Credit: Kharejaljasad