Syria: Three years for blogger-Global Voices

May 15, 2008

[FACT comments: Honestly ask yourself, can this happen here in Thailand?]

Syria: Three-Year Sentence for Blogger Tariq Baiasi
by Razan
Global Voices: May 14, 2008

http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2008/05/14/syria-three-year-sentence-for-blogger-tariq-baiasi/

Free Tariq (English): <http://freetariq.org/en/>
Free Tariq (Arabic): <http://freetariq.org/>

On May 11, the State Security Court in Damascus stated its verdict on the Syrian blogger Tariq Baiasi who was held in detention since July 7, 2007. Tariq was detained for leaving a comment on websites disfavored by the Syrian government. Free Tariq Campaign condemned the State’s verdict and asks for freedom to the Syrian blogger:..The State Security Court in Damascus has sentenced Tariq to three years after lessening it from six years to three years (originally, Tariq received three years for each of the following charges):

1- Dwindling the national feeling.

2-Weakening the national ethos.

The militarily security arrested Tariq for leaving a comment on websites considered “suspicious” by the Syrian government.

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