Writers at Risk Database

Mohammed Abbou

In March 2005, writer, lawyer, and human rights activist Abbou was arrested for an article published nine months earlier denouncing torture in Tunisia. He was released in July 2007,… More

Writers at Risk Database

Zouhair Yahyaoui Ettounsi

Founder of TUNeZINE.com Yahyaoui was arrested in a cybercafe on charges of 'false news' and unauthorized use of the internet in June 2000. Having served half his sentence, he… More

Tunisia: Blogger Denied Pardon

PEN continues to call for the immediate and unconditional release of blogger Jabeur Mejri, whose seven-and-a-half year sentence for expressing allegedly blasphemous views online was confirmed by the Court… More

Blogger’s Sentence Upheld; Fears for Safety

PEN International condemns the detention of blogger Jabeur Mejri, whose seven-and-a-half year sentence for expressing allegedly blasphemous views online was confirmed by the Court of Cassation on April 25,… More

Mohammed Abbou | Status: Released | Tunisia

Mohammed Abbou, an Internet writer, lawyer, and human rights activist, was arrested on March 1, 2005, for an article published on the Internet nine months earlier that denounced torture… More

Zouhair Yahyaoui | Status: Deceased | Tunisia

The Freedom to Write Committee mourns the passing of Zouhair Yahyaoui. According to his family, he died of a heart attack on Sunday, March 13, 2005. He was arrested… More

Boukaddous and Seven Others Released

On January 19, 2011, of Fahem Boukaddous, correspondent for Al-Badil news web site and TV journalist, was released after more than seven months in prison. Journalists Ammar Amroussia, Soufiane… More

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