Stories about Legal Threats from May, 2009

28 May 2009

Tunisia: First Woman to Get Six Years Prison For Her Online Activities

On Thursday 14 May 2009, the 5th Criminal Chamber of the Court of First Instance in Tunis convicted the 22-year old ICT Student, Mariam Zouaghi, who was in custody, on...

27 May 2009

Egyptian Blogger to Pay a Heavy Fine For Reporting On Environmental Pollution

The Egyptian blogger Tamer Mabrouk was punished yesterday, not by being sent to a prison cell, but was fined L.E. 2500 (446 USD), and civil compensation of L.E. 40.000 (7272...

17 May 2009

Egypt: A Blogger is Behind Bars Because of “Exploiting The Democratic Climate”

After being detained for 15 days under investigation, the Egyptian blogger Ahmed Mohsen is to still imprisoned, as he is accused of "Exploiting the democratic climate to overthrow the government"....

10 May 2009

Azerbaijan: Bloggers, Global Voices Online author reportedly detained in Baku

Frontline Club blogger and Global Voices Online author Ali S. Novruzov has reportedly been detained in Baku as the Azerbaijani capital prepared for a planned youth demonstration. Tweets from a...