Both his lawyer and close friends say Yahyaoui was tortured while in police custody; his interrogators used physical punishment to force him to reveal the access password to his site. After that experience, Yahyaoui didn’t bother attending court to hear the final verdict. He already knew what the decision would be from the presidential arm of power known as the Tunisian judiciary — that was, after all, what he had been writing about in the first place.
For daring to criticize the Tunisian government, online journalist and blogger Zouhair Yahyaoui was arreseted, tortured, and imprisoned for criticizing the less-than-democratic government of Tunisia.
Read the entire piece, folks.
How long before the crackdowns begin here in the US? I’m only half-kidding when I say that, too.
Found via Boing Boing.