Waleed Hasayin

Waleed Hasayin

Blog: http://noor-alaqel.blogspot.com/
Location: Qalqilya, Palestinian Territory
40° 34' 6.7584" N, 111° 49' 53.742" W
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 31 Oct 2010
Campaign Site: http://is.gd/h09xr

Palestinian blogger, Waleed Khalid Hasayin (pen name: Waleed Al-Husseini), a 26-year-old barber from the West Bank city of Qalqilya, has been arrested by the Palestinian authorities for creating a facebook page named “Allah”. The page has been reported and shut down, but Waleed has created another page. It's worth noting that other facebook pages carrying the same name “Allah” are still active here and here.

Waleed is suspected of posting atheistic rants on English and Arabic blogs and spoofing the Koran, including by declaring himself God and ordering his followers to smoke marijuana. Mr. Husayin has been detained but not charged, a Palestinian security spokesman said.

According to this report, an Internet cafe worker, where Waleed has been spending several hours a day, after his mother cancelled his Internet connection at home, has provided the Palestinian intelligence services with a snapshots of his Facebook pages. His online activities have been monitored for few months before arresting him in the cafe on October 31, 2010. Waleed has not been charged yet. A facebook group and a petition dedicated to his support have been created recently.

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