April 20, 2008

Free Fouad II

This is for the people who asked to know more about the saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan.

Taken from GlobalVoices

اعتقل المدون السعودي فؤاد الفرحان يوم الثلاثاء 11-12-2007 ، بعد اقتحام مكتبه في مدينة جدة غرب المملكة العربية السعودية، واقتيد دون توضيح للأسباب أو المبررات التي أدت إلى اعتقاله.
يعد فؤاد الفرحان من أوائل المدونين السعوديين بأسمائهم الصريحة، وقد خصص مدونته لمناقشة قضايا المجتمع، والطرح الوطني الجريء، مترجماً من خلالها العنوان الذي وضعه لمدونته: (بحثاً عن الحرية، الكرامة، العدالة، المساواة، الشورى، وباقي القيم الإسلامية المفقودة.. لأجل رغد وخطاب).
تأخذ الجهات الرسمية على الفرحان مناصرته لـمن سموا بـ(العشرة)، وهم الأكادميين السعوديين العشرة الذين اعتقلوا في وقت سابق من هذا العام بتهمة تمويل الإرهاب، دون أن تثبت عليهم التهمة حتى الآن.
الجدير بالذكر، أن الفرحان سبق وأن ضيق عليه من قبل جهات رسمية غير معروفة، في بداية العام الجاري (فبراير 2007)، مما أدى به إلى إقفال مدونته، والتوقف عن التدوين حتى عاد مرة أخرى في يونيو من العام نفسه.

Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan was arrested on Tuesday December 11 after his office was forced into in Jeddah, located in Western Saudi Arabia. He was detained without an explanation or reasons for his arrest. Fouad Al Farhan is considered among the first Saudi bloggers to blog using their real names and his blog discusses social problems and tackle national issues frankly. This is reflected in the title of his blog which says: Searching for freedom, dignity, justice, equality, Shura and all the remaining Islamic values which are missing.. for Raghad and Khitab (his daughters). Authorities are holding Al Farhan's support for what is called as the 10 against him. They are 10 Saudi academicians who were arrested earlier this year and accused of financing terrorism - an allegation that is yet to be proved against them. It is noteworthy that Al Farhan was previously harassed by unknown authorities at the beginning of this year (February 2007). This led to him closing his blog only to return in June of the same year.
posted by eshda3wa at 12:02 AM


alah ekoon fee 3oonhum!

April 20, 2008 at 12:32 AM  

Hello! I am a reader from the Philippines. I found your site very interesting. It is worth the visit.

April 20, 2008 at 2:35 AM  


welcome to my blog!

April 20, 2008 at 2:55 AM  

Thank you for providing us the information of the arrest of Fouad Alfarhan. I haven't heard it before.

April 20, 2008 at 8:06 AM  

OK now I Really want to destroy SA. It Sucks it is ***** and they are not fair. They are making a scene and showing the world how stupid they are. Whats with the cooperative thingie what the hell did he do what is his charges. This is all a SA BS to scare their people.

April 20, 2008 at 2:23 PM  

Allah yafrijha 3alaihum :| also there's an Egyptian girl who got arrested coz she rebelled on facebook i think

April 23, 2008 at 1:44 AM  

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