Jan 7, 2008

Action At Last On Saudi Blogger?

Poneke has an update on the New Zealand Government's attitude to Saudi Arabia's jailing of Fouad al-Farhan, Saudi Arabia's equivalent to David Farrar. EPMU are also taking interest. We welcome this but expect the New Zealand Government to do more than "seek further information".

Meanwhile we are pleased to learn that the Saudi authorities have at last allowed a family member to visit al-Farhan in prison.

Al-Farhan’s father-in-law met him for one hour inside at Jeddah’s Dahban Prison where the Saudi blogger has been held for the past 27 days.

“His spirits are high,” said one of his blogger friends. “He hasn’t been told of the charges (against him). He said he’s interrogated for 15 minutes every day.”