Saudi Arabia Set to Release Blogger al-Farhan?

In the past week, the case of Saudi Arabian blogger Fouad al-Farhan has become a cause célèbre among the international network of bloggers, NGOs and activists that now routinely respond when states attempt to repress freedom of expression online. Op-ed writers are on the case, Fouad’s fellow bloggers have continued to update his blog and launched a letter-writing campaign to Saudi officials to demand his release, and yesterday the Committee to Protect Journalists sent a letter (via fax) to King Abdullah. The campaign appears to be working: The New York Times quotes a Saudi interior ministry spokesman, in what looks […]

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