Stories about Legal Threats from October, 2015
"Judicial officials...should not arrest youths and pass heavy judgments against them every time they criticize. My son should be sitting in class and studying right now.”
Alaa Abd El Fattah has spent a year behind bars for his activism. Netizens are calling for his freedom on the first anniversary of his imprisonment.
"To our incarcerators who gave us those ordeals, even if you are not asking us for forgiveness, here we are."
According to the state, both men have violated Section 16 of Cybercrimes Act, which prohibits "publication of false information." Little more is currently known about their cases.
Global Voices Welcomes the Release of Zone9 Bloggers, Pledges to Keep Fighting for Free Expression in Ethiopia
"Supporters have built incredible momentum around the #FreeZone9Bloggers hashtag. Let's use this to keep moving forward, pushing to protect human rights in Ethiopia and around the world."
Many supporters on Twitter put words like "acquittal", "court" and "judiciary" in quotation marks to emphasize the degree to which the case exposed Ethiopia's failed judicial system.
The Facebook post compared the color of the army's new uniform to a traditional dress worn by opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Egyptian Facebook user Amr Nohan has been sentenced to three years in prison by a military court for adding Mickey Mouse ears to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's image.
Two Lebanese Facebook users found themselves sentenced to prison for posts they wrote on the social networking site.
Information campaigns and physical intimidation that once targeted Kurdish and leftist media are now being aimed at major media outlets of all kinds.