Stories about Legal Threats from October, 2009

28 October 2009

Azerbaijan: Video blogger trial postponed… again

In what many consider to be a politically motivated trial to stifle dissent in Azerbaijan, video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli once again appeared in court today....

27 October 2009

Tunisia: Prominent Activist Arrested For Environmental Video Report Published Online

On October 20th, 2009, Zouhaïer Makhlouf, a Tunisia Human rights activist and correspondent of Assabil Online website has been arrested for publishing a video report online about the environmental pollution...

26 October 2009

Two Egyptian Bloggers to Stay in Jail

Two separate orders were issued last week to prolong the detention of two Egyptian bloggers. The first is yet another arrest order for Mus'ad Abu Fagr, who has been arrested...

23 October 2009

Vietnam: Blogger and democracy activist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy beaten and arrested

Vietnamese authorities have arrested another blogger after sending nine internet activists to prison on two to six years terms for expressing their views on the internet. Tran Khai Thanh Thuy...

20 October 2009

United States:Aftermath of G20 protest suppression

Pittsburgh hosted G20 summit last month (September 22-25), which was marred by protests and the controversial way in which authorities went about suppressing dissent through Twitter. Activist Elliot Madison who...

17 October 2009

Morocco: Press Freedoms Backsliding

2009 has not been a good year for press freedom in Morocco, and over the past few months, actions against journalists seem to be escalating.  Although journalists are aware of...