Famous Blogger Arrested in Bahrain

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Censorship BahreinThe leader of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, reported that famous blogger Mahmood al-Yousif and Internet activists Sana Abdul-Razzaq Zinedine, trade unionist, and poet Ayat al-Qurmozi have been arrested.

Some years ago, Mahmood Al-Yousif launched an Internet  campaign called “Just Bahraini”. The main goal of this campaign was to fight against Sunni-Shiite sectarianism in Bahrain. The country has a Sunni government, but the majority of residents are Shiites.

In connection with the latest events, protecting internet privacy is of crucial importance for Bahrain internet users. They are afraid that their private communication via e-mail or social networks can become a reason for arrest. That’s why many of them prefer to use VPN services to protect themselves from their government's surveillance.

The United States of America worry that this act of Bahrain government will prevent its national dialogue with Shiite citizens of the country. The US State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, claimed: “The Bahraini government needs to engage in that kind of national dialogue, as does the opposition, in order to move this process forward, and arresting bloggers doesn’t help in that respect.”

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2 Responses to “Famous Blogger Arrested in Bahrain”

  1. NewsReader Says:

    Isn’t this a little out of date? He’s already been released. He was arrested on March 29 and then released on March 31. This is a few weeks out of date, and now factually wrong.

  2. tuvpn Says:

    Sorry, the source from where we got it must have been out of date too. We can confirm that he was released as you say. Sorry for the mistake.

    Anyway, situation is not any better in Bahrain.

    TUVPN.COM Team

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