Saudi Arabia: Blogger Fouad Alfarhan Released

Prominent Saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan was freed today. He is back home in Jeddah after 137 days in custody.


  • Hello Sami,

    Just want to touch base and thank you for making this a subject of your own blog post.
    Have some homework to do and it looks like I need to include a thank you to the house of Saud for setting an example for others to follow. Dissent is not a poison. It is frustration that should be tolerated in a society that strives for free speech. Free speech* demands that others listen to those who harbor contempt for systemic ignorance. I will be making that same point tomorrow as I attempt to get the bible thrown out of America’s judicial system. While that* may not have been the catalyst for Fouad’s release, it, the act, is still a noble one worthy of a king.

    gaia’s fool, gnofleas

  • […] Finalmente, la vicenda sembra essersi chiusa. E con un ‘esito positivo: Fouad è stato liberato. […]

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