Kuwaiti Blogger Released After Jailing

August 22, 2007 – 10:12 am

by Darren

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Talk about unfair. Bashar Al-Sayegh was arrested and jailed for a comment made in his blog by an anonymous commenter. The good news is, he’s been released. Of course, other Kuwaiti bloggers aren’t happy about what his case represents.

Al-Sayegh was arrested following a comment made by an anonymous commentator, insulting the Kuwaiti head of state Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah on an online forum (Ar) he operates.

Jassim Al-Qames, who is Al Sayegh’s colleague and a photographer in newspaper, Al Jarida, was also detained with Al-Sayegh for taking pictures of his arrest. He was later released but alleges to having been roughed up by the arresting officers.

News of Al-Sayegh’s release and the arrest of the person who originally made the comments spread on blogs as soon as the blogger was set free.

Al Sayegh, for his part, vows to continue blogging.

Blogging, to say the least, can still be dangerous in parts of the world where freedom of speech isn’t highly regarded.

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    1. 2 Responses to “Kuwaiti Blogger Released After Jailing”

    2. This says a lot about the importance of moderation settings!

      By Gary on Aug 22, 2007

    3. That’s how I took it too, Gary. I’d make sure to “once over” everything before making them live if I was blogging in Kuwait.

      By Darren on Aug 23, 2007

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