Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Bahrain
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||February 2006|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Attacks on the Press in 2005 - Snapshots: Bahrain, February 2006, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/47c5672fc.html [accessed 13 July 2014]|
In February, Bahraini authorities detained blogger Ali Abdel Imam and two technicians working with him. Abdel Imam is the founder and editor of bahrainonline, which features a blog with commentary about Bahrain, as well as a discussion forum. The three were charged with violating the press, communications, and penal codes. They were released in mid-March, but the case was not closed.