Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Saudi Blogger Held Prisoner WIthout Charges

Our alleged friends, the Saudis, run a tight ship of a country. So tight that the mere mention of dissention can result in detention without charges. Hum? That couldn’t ever happen here could it?

Aside from the ironic aspects of the story, a blogger named Fouad Al-Farhan is being held without charges for "interrogation for violating non-security regulations." So far he has been held incommunicado since December 10. A worldwide movement to free Fouad is starting to gain traction among bloggers but so far the US government has remained mute. No surprise there.

It would be a good idea to point out that most of the September 11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, and Osama Bin Laden is himself a Saudi. Funding for radical Islamic causes continues to flow from the kingdom, a place rife with human rights violations. Sounds like the kind of allies we gravitate toward, doesn’t it?

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