Stories about Legal Threats from February, 2010

28 February 2010

Egypt: a blogger sent to a military court for a post he published a year ago

For the first time in Egypt, a blogger is to be sent to a military court because of his writing online. Ahmad Mostafa (student) wrote on his blog Maza Asabak...

20 February 2010

Egypt: Appeal Court cancels The Sentence against blogger Wael Abbas

Egyptian appeal court has acquitted blogger Wael Abbas after being sentenced to six months by a lower court. The sentence came last November after an altercation on April 2009 between...

16 February 2010

Thailand: Another lèse majesté computer act arrest

On February 5 an unidentified man was arrested for comments he posted to a webboard. His house was searched, his computer confiscated as evidence, his family frightened, and friends panicked....

15 February 2010

Malaysia: Doctored Photos of Politicians No-No

A blogger, who had allegedly posted doctored images of Kelantan Mentri Besar, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim. The image is reported to have Nik Abdul...

Malaysia: Insult To Royalty Not So Easily Forgiven

Malaysian blogger, Khairul Nizam Abd Ghani, or "Aduka Taruna", was recently arrested for allegedly insulting the late Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail.

3 February 2010

Philippine blogger facing libel suit filed by former Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary

Januray 2010- In the Philippines, the National Bureau of Investigation filed a libel complaint against blogger Ella Ganda upon the request of former Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)...

2 February 2010

Interview with blogger Wael Abbas and call for support!

On November 11th, 2009, prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas has been sentenced in absentia to 6 months in jail and LE 500 pounds (92 USD) as a judiciary bail, as...