Stories about Legal Threats from November, 2015

Global Voices’ Hisham Almiraat Faces Trial in Morocco

Hisham Almiraat, a long-time author and community leader at Global Voices will face trial in Morocco this week on charges of "threatening the internal security of the State."

#FreeBassel: Death Sentence Rumored for Syrian Web Developer

Rumors are circulating that imprisoned Syrian-Palestinian software engineer Bassel Khartabil, also known as Bassel Safadi, has been secretly sentenced to death by the Syrian government.

Four Tanzanians Charged For Publishing Political Information On WhatsApp

Four other Tanzanians have been arrested and charged for political comments they made using the messaging service WhatsApp.

In Venezuela, 140 Characters Can Land You in Jail

It took one or two tweets to seven people, with no criminal record and active political participation, ended up in jail in Venezuela. Here are their stories.

Hungarian Woman Fined for Facebook Post About State Spending

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has started a crowdsourcing campaign to support Maria Somogyi as part of its work to end the abuse of libel laws.

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