Stories about Legal Threats from September, 2010

29 September 2010

Iran: Derakhshan was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison

According to [fa] Mashregh News Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian jailed blogger, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison. Read more here.

Hanoi arrested blogger Pham Minh Hoang for peacefully expressing his political view

Pham Minh Hoang, a blogger and lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh City Polytechnic Institute was arrested on August 13, 2010 for his blogging on democracy and social justice in...

28 September 2010

China: Online novelist arrested for spreading obscenity

An online novelist, Yuan Ping (pseudo name), was arrested by the Dongguan city police for spreading obscene material on September 26. According to the report from Southern Metropolis, the novelist...

24 September 2010

Thailand activist arrested after #IAL2010 needs your support!

Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Prachatai director was arrested at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. A Journalist and anti-censorship believer (@Jiew on twitter) was returning from the Conference “Internet at Liberty 2010: The Promise...

20 September 2010

Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan (“Hoder”) may face death penalty

A reliable source has told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (also known as “Hoder”). The presiding judge, named Salavati,...

Iran: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for Derakhshan

A knowledgeable source told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor seeks death penalty for Hossein Derakhshan, jailed blogger. Judge Salavati hasn't ruled yet. Hossein has been accused of “collaborating with enemy...

18 September 2010

Iran:”Shiva was sentenced to Prison”

According to [fa] several news sites, Iranian jailed blogger and human rights activist, Shiva Nazar Ahari was sentenced to 74 lashes and six years prison.

15 September 2010

Syria: Tal al-Molouhi, a 19-year-old female blogger in jail for almost a year

Tal al-Molouhi, a Syrian blogger, was arrested by Syrian state security agents for posting poems on her blog about Palestine. Till now she is detained with no charges and no...

5 September 2010

Bahrain: Ali Abdulemam, blogger and Global Voices contributor arrested

Ali Abdulemam, a leading Bahraini blogger and Global Voices Advocacy author, was arrested earlier today by the Bahraini authorities for allegedly spreading “false news” on BahrainOnline.org portal, one of the...