Stories about Legal Threats from May, 2013

30 May 2013

Interview: Ali Abdulemam on Human Rights in Bahrain

Bahraini blogger, political activist, and Global Voices author Ali Abdulemam, who had been living in hiding in Bahrain for two years, appeared in London in early May, where he has...

19 May 2013

Bahrain Jails Six Twitter Users for Insulting King

Six Twitter users were sentenced to a year in prison each by a Bahrain court last week for allegedly insulting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the micro-blogging site.

18 May 2013

Chad-Senegal: A New Axis of Blogger Persecution?

On May 7, Chadian blogger Makaila Nguébla, who had lived in exile in Senegal for eight years, was arrested by Senegalese intelligence services and deported to Conakry (Republic of Guinea)...

4 May 2013

Malaysia: News Sites Face Attacks on Eve of Elections

The general election campaign period in Malaysia has triggered what independent news site MalaysiaKini is calling “China-style censorship.” In recent weeks, independent news sites Harakah Daily and MalaysiaKini have suffered...

3 May 2013

In Violation of Constitution, Ethiopian Blogger Will Face 18 Years in Prison

On May 1, the Ethiopian Supreme Court upheld the conviction and extreme sentence of award-winning online journalist Eskinder Nega, who now faces 18 years in prison. Mohamed Keita of the...