Stories about Legal Threats from July, 2009

22 July 2009

Egypt: Three Bloggers Arrested On the Same Day

Today, July 22, 2009, seems to be a start of a series of crackdown on bloggers in Egypt, as 3 young bloggers were arrested separately. The first blogger is Ahmad...

21 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Appeal of bloggers rejected ahead of National Media Day

On 20th of July, Baku Court of Appeals was going to consider the cases of Adnan Hajizada and Emin Milli, two youth activists and bloggers recently beaten and detained in...

20 July 2009

Democracy movement under attack in Vietnam

Vietnam's growing democracy movement is under attack from the state once again.Pro-democracy blogger Nguyen Tien Trung was arrested earlier this month. According to Reporters Without Borders “Nguyen Tien Trung’s arrest...

19 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Activists’ support site goes down

Yesterday, as Önər Blog [AZ] reported, the Appellate Court in Baku was to consider again the case of Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade, the recently beaten and detained youth activists...

17 July 2009

China: Netizens arrested for gang rape scandal in Fujian

Yesterday (July 16) in early morning, twitterer amoiist sent out a mobile message to twitter saying: “I have been arrested by Mawei police, SOS.” And the second message is: “Pls...

12 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Youth activist, prominent blogger imprisoned after trial behind closed doors

In what might be the first case of a blogger being assaulted and detained in the South Caucasus, two youth activists were yesterday imprisoned for two months pre-trial investigative detention...

7 July 2009

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...