April 26, 2008

A free man in Jeddah

As free as one can be in this day and age, in Saudi Arabia — but out of prison, alive, and home with loved ones:
Fouad Al-Farhan was released early this morning and he is spending a warm and good time with his family. Most of bloggers in Saudi Arabia reacted happily after getting the good news from blogs of Fouad’s friends.
I'm in awe of his courage. May Fouad, his family and his friends someday enjoy the right to express their opinions without fear of government reprisal. 137 days in prison for blogging...!

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