April 26, 2008

"The arrest was scary and intimidating to bloggers but also empowering."

"It made bloggers know that their blogs are influential, and now they feel more of a responsibility and take their blogs more seriously."

Said 23-year-old Ahmed al-Omran (who blogs as Saudi Jeans) about the release of Fouad al-Farhan, after 4 months in prison.


George said...

Please send thank you notes to:

His Royal Highness Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud
Interior Ministry
Box 2933
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 11134

From the USA you may call 011 966 1 401 1944. Please wait for the 'nimro wahid' prompt for the English-language menu of options.

His Excellency's e-mail address is hrh.nayef@saudfamily.com

Thank you very much and have a nice day, inshallah.

Maggie45 said...

George, will you explain your comment? Thank you.

John Burgess said...


Thanks for picking up this story. It means a lot to Saudi bloggers.

George said...


It appears that you are a woman. It is forbidden for a woman to post messages here. Please see that you refrain from doing so in the future.

For your reference, Prof. Althouse is an honorary man for the purposes of blogging only.

Thank you very much and have a nice day in purdah, inshallah.