· September, 2010

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from September, 2010

29 September 2010

Iran: Derakhshan was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison

According to [fa] Mashregh News Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian jailed blogger, was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison. Read more here.

20 September 2010

Iran: Jailed blogger, Hossein Derakhshan (“Hoder”) may face death penalty

A reliable source has told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan (also known as “Hoder”). The presiding judge, named Salavati,...

Iran: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for Derakhshan

A knowledgeable source told Global Voices that Tehran's prosecutor seeks death penalty for Hossein Derakhshan, jailed blogger. Judge Salavati hasn't ruled yet. Hossein has been accused of “collaborating with enemy...

18 September 2010

Iran:”Shiva was sentenced to Prison”

According to [fa] several news sites, Iranian jailed blogger and human rights activist, Shiva Nazar Ahari was sentenced to 74 lashes and six years prison.

15 September 2010

Syria: Tal al-Molouhi, a 19-year-old female blogger in jail for almost a year

Tal al-Molouhi, a Syrian blogger, was arrested by Syrian state security agents for posting poems on her blog about Palestine. Till now she is detained with no charges and no...

10 September 2010

Morocco: Blogger Receives Death Threats

Kacem who's a Moroccan blogger and activist openly writing about his atheism, says he received death threats on his Facebook inbox. Whilst the blogger insists he's not against Islam, he...

9 September 2010

Egypt: a new threat to Internet freedom

In a new try to impose more restrictions on Internet in Egypt allegedly keeping a new legal protection for intellectual property, the Egyptian minister of culture issued an administrative decision...

5 September 2010

Bahrain: Ali Abdulemam, blogger and Global Voices contributor arrested

Ali Abdulemam, a leading Bahraini blogger and Global Voices Advocacy author, was arrested earlier today by the Bahraini authorities for allegedly spreading “false news” on BahrainOnline.org portal, one of the...

3 September 2010

Oman: VPN Ban Soon

In the latest episode of internet censorship in Oman, the Telecom Regulation Authority of Oman has announced its plans to completely ban the use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and...