Bahrain: blogger Ali Abdulemam arrested

AliGV-200x300.jpgAli Abdulemam, a blogger in Bahrain and contributor to Global Voices, was arrested this weekend by Bahraini authorities on charges that he spread "false news" on, a top pro-democracy online media outlet in Bahrain.

The arrest takes place during "the worst sectarian crackdown by the government in years, and accusations of a purported 'terror network' involving several political and human rights activists."

Mohamed el Gohary at Global Voices writes:

The BahrainOnline portal is censored in Bahrain. He sent an email earlier today mentioning that he got a call from the Bahraini national security just before his arrest, then arrested him and alleged that he was trying to flee.

Read more about his case at Global Voices.

Here's the news announced on Bahrain's official state news agency.