Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Free Fouad Al-Farhan, Sign the Petition

On December 11, one of the Arab world's top bloggers was arrested by the Saudi Interior Ministry for refusing to apologise for criticising corruption and calling for reform.
Please follow this link to sign the petition below calling on American and Saudi officials to exert their influence to secure Fouad's release.

I write to demand the immediate release of Fouad Al-Farhan, a young Saudi businessman and blogger who was arrested on December 11 by the Interior Ministry.

Fouad's detention came after refusing to apologize for blog posts that criticized Saudi officials. He remains held in an undisclosed location and no charges have been filed against him.

Fouad is an independent voice committed to nonviolence. He is father of Khattab (7) and Raghad (5). Please help release Fouad and return him to his family at once.

Thank you for your attention.