Stories about Legal Threats from August, 2010

31 August 2010

A legal case against Nokia Siemens Networks

Saharkhiz believes that intelligence offices tracked his location through his limited cell phone usage and arrested him. So he and his son, Mehdi have filed a lawsuit in a U.S....

27 August 2010

Iran: Jailed blogger Goudarzi receives NPC award

The National Press Club has announced the international recipient of the 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award is Iranian blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi, who is being held in Tehran's...

25 August 2010

Iran: Blogger May Face Charge of ‘Waging War Against God’

There is a growing concern that Shiva Nazar Ahari, a jailed human rights activist, blogger, and editor of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters website in Iran, may be charged...

20 August 2010

Azerbaijan: Supreme Court Upholds Bloggers’ Conviction

On 19 August, the Azerbaijani Supreme Court considered the case of imprisoned bloggers and youth activists Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade. In its decision, the Court upheld the lower courts'...

18 August 2010

Online dictatorship in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Since the post-presidential election of 2009, the Islamic republic of Iran has intensified its crackdown on media including bloggers and even micro-blogging environments like Facebook and twitter. Although the crackdown...

12 August 2010

Iran: Hamed Saber is out of jail

Aftab News reported on 9th of August that Iranian photo-blogger, Hamed Saber, was released on bail.

Russia: Anothr Kemerovo Blogger Sued For Libelling

A criminal case has been started against Kemerovo-based Alexander Sorokin (aka LJ-user commentator40), Echo Moskvy reported. Sorokin is accused of libel against Kemerovo governor Aman Tuleev for the post in...

8 August 2010

Iran: A blogger among hunger strikers

Kouhyar Goodarzi, human rights activist and blogger, is one of 17 Iranian political prisoners who started their hunger strike at the end of July to protest against the poor prison...

2 August 2010

USA: Wikileaks representative detained

Jacob Appelbaum, a representative of Wikileaks, has been detained for 3 hours by US agents at the borders after returning from Holland trip. Recently Wikileaks published more than 90,000 leaked...