Stories about Legal Threats from October, 2012

31 October 2012

Greek Journalist Arrested for Publishing List of Alleged Tax Evaders

Greek journalist and editor of Hot Doc magazine, Kostas Vaxevanis, tweeted his arrest and posted a video message [el] a few hours after his magazine published a leaked list of over 2,000...

28 October 2012

Philippines: Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post

The arrest of a 62-year old anti-mining activist in the Philippines for a 'libelous' Facebook post spawned fears of a clampdown on dissenters through the recently enacted anti-cybercrime legislation.

23 October 2012

Syria: Cartoonist Detained For Criticizing Assad

Syrian cartoonists who dare to critique Bashar Al-Assad are paying a heavy price. Akram Rslan is the latest victim in a long list of oppressed voices and dissident artists.

5 October 2012

Cuba: Blogger Yoani Sanchez Arrested, Released After 30 Hours in Custody

Award-winning Cuban blogger and human rights activist Yoani Sánchez was arrested last night in the eastern province of Bayamo, where she had traveled to attend and report on the trial...

1 October 2012

Vietnam: Government Jails Three ‘Dissident’ Bloggers

Three Vietnamese bloggers have been convicted by a local court for allegedly spreading anti-government propaganda. One of them will serve a prison term of 12 years. Human rights groups immediately...