Uzbek oligarch forces British blogs to close

Saturday, 22nd September 2007 at 20:05 UTC 2 comments

There has been a call for British bloggers to speak out in defence of free speech on account of several significant political figures having their blogs shut down by their hosting company after it received letters from a law firm acting on behalf of the potential new owner of Arsenal FC. This is a very disturbing incident, but I shall leave it to my friend Peter Sanderson to explain the full case, as he’s followed it more closely than I have.

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Entry filed under: Asia, Free Speech, Human Rights, News.

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  • 1. Jonathan  |  Tuesday, 25th September 2007 at 10:53 UTC

    hi,

    not sure if you’re aware but people have been reproducing the article in full on their blogs (article from the register). I’ve done so on mine – it makes for interesting reading.

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  • 2. Jonathan  |  Tuesday, 25th September 2007 at 11:13 UTC

    as a side note, tho, I am a little wary of the latent nationalism in your choice of title for this post. what does his being an *Uzbek* oligarch have to do with anything? would it be less wrong if he was a British one?

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