Wednesday, March 02, 2005Bahraini Blog, under the Press law at least, its not difficult to see that even the blog your reading could be indicted. See comment made by Bahraini By Nature below:
Press Law section 68.This whole debacle has been swallowing up my thoughts over the past few days and never thought i'd turn into a full-time campaigner. Call me a pessimist, but I just have this gut feeling that his majesty has over-used his gracious royal decrees and that the guys face a custodial sentence this time round. They're strong and defiant men and will take whatever they get but somehow I'm saddened by the fact that they really have sacrificed their studies, mohammed and hussain will probably miss out this academic year, and one wonders if abdulemam will have a job to go back to. Meanwhile, many people in fear, take the ostrich approach and hope "it'll blow over".
Without prejudice to any stricter penalty provided for in the law of Penalties or any other law, a penalty of no less than six months imprisonment shall be imposed on publishing what contains one of the following acts:
B- Questioning the king by criticism or directing blame to him for any act or acts of the government.
Many people have been emailing asking for contacts in Bahrain. Here are a few useful ones:
Ahmed Arrayadh, head of the defence team: +97339664308
Abbas Omran, member of the Committee for the support of Bahraini prisoners of conscience, +97339875458