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April 10, 2006

Journalists targeted in Arab countries

Talk about freedom of expression in the Arab world? Don't make me laugh!

...Saudi authorities are questioning a journalist about writings he posted on an Internet forum four years ago. His faith in Islam is being doubted.

Saudi journalist Rabah Al-Quwayi, 24, has been detained by Hail authorities in connection with his writings posted on Internet forums, which they allege place his Islamic faith in doubt.

...Also Syrian Website editor Mohammed Ghanem was arrested at his home in the northeastern city of Ar Raqqah on 31 March by military intelligence officers.

...There is still no word of journalist Ali Abdallah and his son, Mohammad, who were arrested by the Syrian authorities two week ago, on 23 March.

...Also detained in Syria is journalism student Massoud Hamid, who has been in prison 24 July 2004 for posting photos of a pro-Kurdish demonstration in Damascus on a website based abroad.

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Posted by Doc at April 10, 2006 8:45 AM

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