Ramzi Bettibi

Ramzi Bettibi

Location: Tunisia
35° 31' 56.0136" N, 9° 40' 4.6884" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 15 Mar 2005 and 07 Nov 2007
Campaign Site: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2006/03/15/tunisia-free-jailed-website-moderator

Ramzi Bettibi was arrested at the internet café where he worked (March 15, 2005). He was sentenced to four years' imprisonment for copying, onto a forum board he moderated, an online statement from a group threatening terror attacks if former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon attended the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia. According to the second report of The Initiative For an Open Arab Internet, “Bettibi was treated violently and his books and CDs were confiscated from his home even though there was no court order to do take these items. ”

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