Saudis Arrest Top Blogger

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fouad.jpgUS ally in the “War on Terror” Saudi-Arabia has arrested the country’s most popular blogger for “purposes of interrogation,” according to the NY Times and VOA.

Fouah al-Farhan writes at alfarhan.org and has been vocal in discussing corruption and advocating government reform. A Interior Ministry spokesman said al-Farhan was “being questioned about specific violations of nonsecurity laws.” No charges have yet been laid but family members have been denied visitation rights.

Saudi Arabia’s community of over 200 bloggers have been protesting the arrest and are calling for international support.

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