Stories about Legal Threats from November, 2011

28 November 2011

UAE: Jail Sentences for Five Activists

  Update 1 [28 Nov 2011/1 PM GMT]: The day after the court decisions were made, Attorney Mohammed al-Roken told The Associated Press the public prosecutor’s office confirmed President Khalifa...

15 November 2011

US and European firms help Syrian regime spy on citizens

To track and surveil citizens online, repressive regimes in the Middle East and North Africa have relied on Western technology for years. US company BlueCoat has been accused for months...

7 November 2011

Remembering Ali Abdulemam

To know the Arab blogosphere, you need to know Ali Abdulemam, the Bahraini blogger who spent more time in jail than in blogging in the past year. He is one...

6 November 2011

Egypt: Military Court Refuses Alaa Abdel Fattah's Appeal

An appeal filed by Egypt’s veteran blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for his release pending investigation has been denied (Nov. 3) by a Cairo military court. Abdel Fattah was detained on...

4 November 2011

Kuwait: More Twitter Users Arrested

2011 has been the year of defeat for online free speech in Kuwait as netizens have never been harassed as often as they have been in the past few months....