Stories about Legal Threats from June, 2009

26 June 2009

Morocco: Human Rights Activist Jailed for Whistleblowing

A human rights activist critical of Moroccan drug policies was sentenced on Wednesday to three years in prison.  Chakib Al Khayari's sentence was called “a stark reminder of Morocco's tenuous...

22 June 2009

Egypt: A Week of ‘Bad News’ for bloggers

Last week ended up with a number of bad news for some Egyptian bloggers. Diaa Eddin Gad from Sawt Ghadeb (Angry Voice), is harassed by State Security police. Diaa, who...

20 June 2009

Mauritania: Webmaster of Taqadoumy.com arrested

Hanevy Ould Dahah, 34, founder and manager of Mauritania’s leading news website www.taqadoumy.com was arrested on June 18 in Nouakchott when members of Mauritania’s security forces without presenting him with...

15 June 2009

Indonesia: People Power 2.0

Two days after her release from jail [id] on Wednesday 3 June 2009, the first court session for Prita Mulyasari, an Indonesian housewife  who was arrested and jailed since mid...

7 June 2009

Hostages of Realpolitik: EU Wouldn’t Notice New Belarusan Prisoners of Conscience

A video is now being circulated by bloggers on the Internet in order to attract attention to the fate of Belarusan prisoner of conscience Mikalaj Autuchovic who is dying in...

4 June 2009

Tanzanian blogger faces jail term over manipulated photographic images

The Nairobi Chronicle reports that a Tanzanian blogger faces jail after publishing manipulated photographic images depicting Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete engaging in lewd sex acts. According to Habari Leo ,...