Angelo Embuldeniya (Strav)
Sunday, February 27, 2005
If you haven't read about it on Bahrania's blog yet, fellow Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam has reportedly been detained by Bahrain authorities. Although he doesn't blog too much but he does run BahrainOnline.org which is one of the most popular online forums in Bahrain. Batelco has been blocking the site for quite a while, but you can get there via this proxified link (thanks for the tip Strav). Anyways, go and read Bahrania's post which contains a translation of the statement issued by BahrainOnline.org
If any you readers have any more info about the situation then please leave a comment or email me.
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correction, Fatima wasn't taken from the school that she works in.. instead she was notified to appear in the police station through her husband.. and was threatened that if she wasn't to be there right after the call.. she will be taken from the school by force..
Ali was using her phone to communicate with an American company that hosted the servers for BahrainOnline.org. She was asked repeated questions about whether or not she contributed to the forum, Whether or not she knew of Ali's activities maintaining the forum. Why was Ali using her phone to communicate with the company? She was also shown a numerous articles written by Ali and published in BahrainOnline, and asked if she did come across them before.
Ali is now stands accused of provoking hatred for the regime, and attacking his majesty the king in his published articles.
Hey! call me chicken shit! but i maintain the fact that i had no damn idea what that website was all about when i gave a demo of proxify's features. A) i can't read or write Arabic, B) i'm a computer wonk and i do things tech-speak all the time, C) What da fuck is going on with arresting bloggers these days? 1st it was in Iran and now Bahrain? Seriously why was this dude arrested and on what basis?