Free Fouad Al-Farhan

Ondanks de mogelijkheid van een tsunami aan reacties uit de gekrochten van het internet heb ik besloten me toch weer in te gaan zetten voor de vrijlating van een politieke gevangene. Onder de tekst van Irrepressible staat vanaf nu ook een oproep om de Saudische blogger Fouad Al-Farhan vrij te laten. Vastgehouden voor te kritisch zijn? Geen idee, na ruim 60 dagen is er nog geen aanklacht ingediend. Hieronder zijn laatste brief voor hij opgepakt werd:

This a letter sent by Fouad a few days before his arrest to his friends:

I was told that there is an official order from a high-ranking official in the Ministry of the Interior to investigate me. They will pick me up anytime in the next 2 weeks.

The issue that caused all of this is because I wrote about the political prisoners here in Saudi Arabia and they think I’m running a online campaign promoting their issue. All what I did is wrote some pieces and put side banners and asked other bloggers to do the same.
he asked me to comply with him and sign an apology. I’m not sure if I’m ready to do that. An apology for what? Apologizing because I said the government is liar when they accused those guys to be supporting terrorism?

To expect the worst which is to be jailed for 3 days till we write good feedback about you and let u go

there may be no jial and only apologizing letter. But, if it’s more than three days, it should be out. I don’t want to be forgotten in jail.”

Meer informatie is te vinden in de post Fouad’s Week.