[IRP] [Expression] Slim Amamou (and other bloggers) arrested in Tunisia

Walid Al-Saqaf admin
Tue Jan 11 14:01:57 EET 2011

Dear Meryem & friends,

It appears that Slim and the others are still in detention. A friend from
Tunisia here in the Cairo event just told me that this information is just
to introduce the news about their trial. Just thought you should know.,.




Walid Al-Saqaf
Founder & Administrator
alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
https://alkasir.com <walid.al-saqaf at oru.se>

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Meryem Marzouki <meryem at marzouki.info>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Update: It seems, but this still needs firm confirmation, that Slim and
> some other bloggers (and a rapper) are now free. The bad news is that the
> police and/or the army have been shooting people in some Tunisian cities.
> There are deaths.
> Meryem
> Le 7 janv. 11 ? 16:27, Meryem Marzouki a ?crit :
>  Dear all,
>> You've probably heard about the situation in Tunisia, with street
>> demonstrations, strikes and other actions following events in the city of
>> Sidi Bouzid since mid-December, when a young unemployed men selling goods in
>> the streets immolate himself after the police seized his goods. He recently
>> died. These protests and of course this desperate act, are a consequence of
>> corruption and very high level of unemployment, especially for young people
>> including highly educated people, in the country.
>> The Tunisian authorities exercizes severe repression against protesters,
>> and has intensified the censorship of the press and any independent
>> reporting and the targetting of any dissenting voice. In particular, Slim
>> Amamou - who recently participated to our discussions on the IRP list,
>> that's why I'm especially mentioning him  - and other bloggers have been
>> arrested, and there are no news about their situation, except that Slim was
>> detained at the ministry of Interior headquarters.
>> Information in English may be found at:
>> http://globalvoicesonline.org/-/world/middle-east-north-africa/tunisia/and at:
>> http://fr.readwriteweb.com/2011/01/07/divers/blogueur-slim-amamou-auteur-sur-readwriteweb-arrt-en-tunisie-sidibouzid/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+readwriteweb-france+%28ReadWriteWeb+France%29(the latter article is in French, but there are some comments in English at
>> the bottom of the page).
>> There is also an audio interview in English, including an interview of
>> Slim - of course before his arrest - at:
>> http://media.theworld.org/audio/010620118.mp3 (interview by Clark
>> Boyd,BBC correspondent in Brussels,published on 6 January).
>> Wanted to let you know...
>> Best,
>> Meryem
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