Stories about Legal Threats from June, 2011

28 June 2011

Malaysia Blogger Defamation Case – Cause for Concern

Ahead of Malaysia human right defender and blogger - Charles Hector’s defamation trial on 28-29 June 2011, ARTICLE 19 calls on the Malaysian Court to consider the case in line...

22 June 2011

Bahrain: Leading blogger Ali Abdulemam sentenced to 15 years in prison, along with other human rights defenders

  Nine months after leading blogger and human rights activist Ali Abdulemam was arrested along with other political and human rights activists in Bahrain, a military court has sentenced him...

19 June 2011

China: Attack on a #netfreedom Blogger

For all the talk of Internet freedom, little of it takes into account the bleaker reality of inhabiting Chinese cyberspace. Influential tech blogger William Long addresses this with a post...

10 June 2011

Iran: Record Breaking 20-Year Jail Sentence for Blogger

Writing about Iranian bloggers offers few moments of respite. The sad stories are endless, and the threats don't seem to subside. As though repression and censorship were not enough, bad...

7 June 2011

China: Netizen sentenced to one year labour education for mocking at leader

According to local media report, a Chongqing city resident Fang Hung was sentenced to labour education camp in April 2011 for posting a microblog that mocked at the city's party...

6 June 2011

Iran:”Another blogger was arrested”

Hrna [fa], Human rights activists news agency, reports [fa] that Ali Pour Soleiman, a blogger and teacher was arrested in Iran a few days ago. He was a member of...