Stories about Legal Threats from November, 2009

27 November 2009

Russia: Tatarstan Blogger Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Penal Colony

On Nov. 26, the Kirov district court of Kazan, which is the capital of the Republic of Tartastan, convicted Irek Murtazin, a 45-year-old journalist and blogger, of defamation and incitement...

12 November 2009

Thailand’s new tsunami of political repression – SET them FREE!

Politicians can be so entertaining. Sometimes we laugh so hard we cry. Of course, the posturing and bluster of politicians always leads to the truth being forgotten as they try...

11 November 2009

Azerbaijan: Bloggers sentenced

As many of their supporters feared, and on the same day as a round table on the case against two detained video blogging youth activists, a court in Baku, Azerbaijan,...

8 November 2009

Azerbaijan: Blogger trial continues

In the same week that Threatened Voices, an online project to map bloggers under attack worldwide was launched, the continuing trial of detained video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and...

Cuba: Yoani Sanchez & Other Bloggers Seized

Yoaní Sánchez, Cuba's most famous blogger, who has received countless international awards for her activism, was detained briefly and beaten by Cuban authorities on November 6, along with fellow bloggers,...

6 November 2009

Tunisia: blogger Fatma Riahi arrested and could face criminal libel charge

update 1: November 6th, 2009 – Lawyer Ben Debba said fatma has been transferred to Bouchoucha police station and might be summoned to appear before a public prosecutor. update 2:...

3 November 2009

Butler University drops lawsuit against student

Butler University has dropped lawsuit against Jess Zimmerman. The student was accused of defaming the university in his blog “TrueBU”. Indiana Daily Student says “He (Zimmerman) was critical of Butler...

Introducing Threatened Voices

Today, Global Voices Advocacy is launching a new website called Threatened Voices to help track suppression of free speech online. It features a world map and an interactive timeline that...