Stories about Legal Threats from July, 2014

#FreeZone9Bloggers: Today, We Tweet for Human Rights — and Human Beings

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

The World Tweets for Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers on July 31

Join Global Voices bloggers for a worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.

Fear, Love and Iran's Favorite Internet Enemy (it's Facebook)

On July 13, eight young Iranians were dealt long prison sentences for their activities on Facebook. Activists both in and outside the country know little more about the case.

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia

The nine bloggers and journalists, four of them Global Voices members, have rejected the charges and are preparing a defense for their August 8 trial.

7 Cases That Prove Online Activism is Under Siege in Saudi Arabia

Learn about Gulf Center for Human Rights efforts to raise awareness about online activists facing harassment and legal challenges in Saudi Arabia.

Bahraini Satirist Blogger Takrooz Arrested

Bahraini satirist micro-blogger Takrooz is being held on accusations of "inciting hatred against the regime" on Twitter.

‘The Tajik Government Has Made an Honest Mistake': Scholars in Washington DC Discuss Alexander Sodiqov's Detention (+Audio)

On June 27 scholars gathered at different universities as part of an international discussion on the wrongful arrest and detention of Global Voices community member Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan.

Hundreds of Pro-Democracy Protesters Arrested in Hong Kong After Half-a-Million-Strong March

Protesters staged a sit-in in the city's business district following a rally of half a million people demanding democratic elections free of China's influence.

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