PA arrests blogger for anti-corruption Facebook campaign

April 7, 2012 16:49

Palestinian Authority security forces in the West Bank arrested over the weekend a Palestinian blogger who launched a Facebook campaign under the title "The people want an end to corruption."

The arrest of Jamal Abu Rihan is part of a clampdown by the PA government against Facebook users, bloggers and journalists who criticize the PA leadership or expose corruption.

Abu Rihan was arrested by the PA's Preventive Security Service, whose officers also raided and searched his home in the village of Al-Jiftlik in the Jericho area, Palestinian journalists told The Jerusalem Post.

They said that Abu Rihan was working for the PA Attorney-General's office in the West Bank before he was suspended and subsequently arrested for launching the anti-corruption campaign on Facebook.

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