Saudi blogger arrested for "non-security regulations"
In a move some surmise is intended to intimidate Saudi bloggers, Saudi police arrested Fouad Al-Farhan for writing about political prisoners in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Farhan may have been deliberately targeted not only for this reason, but because he was also organizing gatherings of Saudi political bloggers. And everyone knows what authoritarian regimes think of gatherings of political dissidents.
He may also have been vulnerable on account of using his real name.
Clearly, all bloggers have a stake in the suppression of freedom of the electronic press. Although I personally try not to get caught up in every other blog-related cause, I do encourage all political bloggers of all political stripes to throw their support firmly behind Fouad Al-Farhan, and remind Saudi Arabia that the eyes of the world are watching.