Jan 16, 2008

Update On Jailed Saudi Arabian Blogger Fouad al-Farhan

Good on the Bush Administration. A concrete demonstration of a commitment to freedom of expression. From the LA Times:

The U.S.-Saudi relationship is based foremost on oil, although the United States relies more heavily on oil from Canada and Mexico than from Saudi Arabia. But differences between the two governments, however gingerly expressed, go beyond oil matters.Most recently, the Bush administration has tried to win the release of a detained Saudi blogger, Fouad Farhan, who has run afoul of the government because of his Internet postings that call for more freedoms. At a news conference Tuesday, Prince Saud al Faisal, the foreign minister, largely turned aside a question about that case and Saudi respect for human rights.

Still no word on the NZ Government's actions...................