Friday, January 04, 2008

Free Fouad

Saudi Arabia's best-known blogger has been detained by the Saudi government. The Christian Science Monitor reports that "Farhan told The Washington Post and others in early December that an Interior Ministry official had warned him that he would be detained because of his online support for a group of men arrested in February and held without charge or trial."

Naturally his blog is written in Arabic but given the attention being drawn to his plight, his friends have developed a widget that translates some of his words into English for non-Arabic speakers to embed in their blogs.


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