Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Blogger arrested in Saudi Arabia

Fouad al-Farhan has not been seen by his family since 10 December when security agents marched into his office in Jeddah, took him back to his house and drove away with him and his laptop. They acknowledged on 31 December that he'd been arrested. He's 32 and blogged in his real name, in Arabic, discussing politics and society in Saudi Arabia.

5 Comments:

Blogger Eurodog said...

I shall stick to dogs.

11:04 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I have written about this in the past too. I'm sure I would have been locked up too if I lived over there. My blog is banned in China, btw.

5:49 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi Ellee - how have you upset the Chinese?

8:18 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I have no idea, there is an online test you can take which shows if your site is blocked in China, you can read about it here, and why not try the test yourself from the link:

http://elleeseymour.com/2007/03/12/why-is-my-blog-banned-in-china/

6:43 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I hope he will be OK.

10:39 pm  

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