Saturday, July 16, 2005

Another heroic stand for freedom and democracy, this time in Yemen: a Yemeni blogger defies the gov't oppression.
Summary of events: A security guard employed by the Yemeni government took over the PFU (opposition political party) building at gunpoint. Then he took over the building of its newspaper, al-Shoura. The Yemen govt then recognized him, their own gunman, as the new leader of the party.
Nifty way to silence the oppositon, huh?

If you have a blog and can link the above, it would probably help. We should try to get some blogosphere buzz going so maybe the light of some major media attention gets shed on this Orwellian situation.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dean Esmay said...

She's not a Yemeni blogger. She's an American blogger with Yemeni friends and who's been published in Arab newspapers--and the Yemeni "government" (thug-tyrants) don't like her a bit.

10:55 PM  
Blogger TallDave said...

I suppose in the strictest sense it's true Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani isn't a blogger, but since the material in the blog was written in first person and attributed to him, I figured the distinction wasn't important.

But yes, to clarify for anyone reading: Jane is the blogger, Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani is the Yemeni.

Hopefully the media spotlight will shine bright enough to make the roaches uncomfortable.

6:15 AM  

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