Stories about Legal Threats from April, 2009

29 April 2009

Egypt: Local Report Documents Violations against 43 Internet Users

The prominent Egyptian NGO Hisham Mubarak Center for Law (HMCL) issued a report, titled “Egypt on the Crossroad …2008“, documenting the status of freedom of expression in the country during...

25 April 2009

Malaysia: RPK in hiding

Popular Malaysian blogger and editor of the Malaysia Today website, Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK), failed to attend his sedition trial on April 23, 2009. As a result, the Sessions Court in...

24 April 2009

Madagascar: Transitional government is trampling on freedom of speech

A series of unfortunate decisions taken by the Andry TGV Rajoelina High Authority for the Transition (HAT) government is seriously threatening freedom of speech in Madagascar. First, there was the...

22 April 2009

Egypt: A New Detention Order for a Blogger Arrested Since 2007

In an unexplained action, Egyptian Ministry of Interior issued a new detention order for blogger and activist, Mos'ad Abu Fagr. The detained blogger was transferred again to Borg El Arab...

21 April 2009

China: Free Wu Baoquan

Soon after Wang Shuai's defamation case spread widely via media report and got strong public support, the Henan province police apologized to Wang and he was given a symbolic compensation...

19 April 2009

Egypt: An Appeal For The Imprisonment Of A Blogger

An appeal for the sentence on the Egyptian blogger Ahmad Saad Abou Doma was presented yesterday. Lawyers from Hisham Mubarak center for Legal Aid requested the cancellation of a sentence...

17 April 2009

Thailand: Nine new charges against Prachatai webmaster

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of independent Thai online news portal Prachatai, was arrested on March 6 under Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act. Her charges resulted from allowing comments posted by readers of...

16 April 2009

China: Netizen jailed for 8 days for mocking local government

A 24 year-old netizen Wang Shuai was jailed for 8 days for posting pictures that mocked at illegal land requisition in Henan Ningbao county in 6 March. Latest update on...

13 April 2009

Egypt: Blogger Abu Fagr Remains Detained Despite Eight Release Orders

Today will mark one week since the eighth release order has been made for Egyptian blogger Mos'ad Suleiman Hassan (a.k.a. Mos'ad Abu Fagr); Despite that fact, Fagr remains locked at...

11 April 2009

Tunisia: Blogger's Home Raided, Laptop and CDs Robbed

The house of the Tunisian journalist and blogger Zied el-Heni has been raided last night (April 10, 2009). In a blog post published today, Zied wrote that his laptop and...