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Blogger released from prison, his blog blocked by authorities

(HRinfo/IFEX) - On the morning of 26 April 2008, the Saudi government released the famous Saudi blogger Fouad Al-Farhan.

Al-Farhan was released after spending 145 days in prison. His confinement commenced on 11 December 2007.

Meanwhile, at the beginning of April, before releasing Al-Farhan, the authorities blocked his blog ( http://www.alfarhan.org ).

"It is good to release Al-Farhan. Despite our happiness for his freedom, however, we are awaiting a declaration from the Saudi government clarifying the real reasons for his detention. We also call upon authorities to unblock his blog immediately," said HRinfo.

Updates the Al-Farhan case: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/89318

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