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Welcome home Fouad!

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Saudi Jeans reports that Fouad Al-Farhan has been released from custody after a 137 days incarceration, held without any charges. We don’t know the details of his release and what he had to give up or sign for the authorities to finally let him go, I suspect we will hear his stories quite soon – I hope. In any case, I am very happy indeed for his release. Welcome home Fouad! …

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déjà vu

The current climate is in marked contrast to that in 2005, when King Abdullah came to the throne promising change. Having pinned their hopes on him, reformists now feel he has failed to deliver. Saudi blogger Fouad al-Farhan has been detained since December for speaking out on behalf of the jailed reformists. BBC – Whatever happened to Saudi reform?…

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A Day of Silence for Fouad

Free Fouad! Update 080107: excellent article (Arabic) written by Dr. Mohammed Al-Ahmari in a Saudi magazine applauding Fouad and asking the difficult question as to why it is the West that champions our human rights activists and writers while we (Arabs) are content to maintain our slumber. Click the banner to read it.Click here for a Google translation Hat tip: Abu Joori …

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Saudi blogger Fouad Al-Farhan arrested

Fouad Al-Farhan is one of a very few Saudi bloggers who chooses to blog under their own name, publishes his picture and challenges the establishment with utter bravery has been arrested in Saudi. This is not Fouad’s first altercation with the authorities there. His blog has been banned in Saudi in February 2007. He resumed writing in July 2007 against almost continuous harassment. It was reported that he has been led from his office in Jeddah …

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