Saturday November 5, 2005
Mr Mansuri had published around 50 articles on a UK-based dissident website. The Libyan security services denied that Mr Mansuri was arrested for his writing.
However, the Middle Eastern director of HRW, Sarah Leah Whitson, said: "The gun charges are a ruse. The authorities went after al-Mansuri because they did not like what he wrote."
So goes a story in today's Guardian. It's amazing the lengths some "governments" will go to in an attempt to silence dissent. Our thoughts are with Abdel Raziq al-Mansuri, in jail for typing his mind.