Monday, March 14, 2005


Free at last, the Bahrainonline crew have been released WITHOUT bail!

What a relief.

I have a feeling its not the last we'll here from these three. The charges haven't been dropped and the Solidarity Committee will continue its protests till the case is closed. A statistic: the officers had gathered around 700 thousand articles from, of which 10 break the law and NOT written by any of the three. I look forward to their account of events.

Apparantly the police officers have been hassling the families to pay up so they can chuck their sons out of jail since yesterday. Lesson learnt: next time your a prisoner of conscience, refuse bail. You can save yourself up to 1000BD or more!

Well ladies and gentleman, this saga has given you a minor glimpse into the way things work in Bahrain. You can be detained on a whim and released on a whim in a land with a long discredited judicial system.

Thank you for all you're support, i'm sure their release was a result of our collective campaigning efforts in Bahrain and out of Bahrain. A special thanks to the Committee for the Protection of Bloggers, it is a relief to know that you're there just in case anyone else gets arrested!

Posted by BB @ 3/14/2005 08:11:00 PM

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Thats nice..Conragts..and they didnt even have to pay.

Posted by Blogger Preternatural_aL @ 3/15/2005 06:55:00 AM #
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