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Dissident Saudi Blogger Must Apologize to be Released…….

The Captain: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week – which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it.” [Cool Hand Luke]

The Saudis are demanding that the dissident blogger in their custody to ” get his mind right” before they are willing to release him.

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s most popular blogger, Fouad al-Farhan, has been detained for questioning, an Interior Ministry spokesman confirmed Monday. It is the first known arrest of an online critic in the kingdom.

Farhan, 32, who used his blog to criticize corruption and call for political reform, was detained “for violating rules not related to state security,” according to the spokesman, Maj. Gen. Mansour al- Turki, responding to repeated requests for comment with a brief cellphone text message.

Farhan’s Dec. 10 arrest was reported last week on the Internet and has been condemned by bloggers in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Bahrain. The Saudi news media have not yet reported the arrest, but more than 200 bloggers in the kingdom have criticized Farhan’s detention, and a group of supporters have set up a Free Fouad Web site.

Lets see here, Fouad al-Farhan was arrested for criticizing corruption and calling for political reform, so in order for him to be released, he needs to be in line with the Saudi government’s thinking on corruption and authortarianism.

Luke: Don’t hit me anymore…Oh God, I pray to God you don’t hit me anymore.

I’ll do anything you say, but I can’t take anymore.

Boss Paul: You got your mind right, Luke?

Luke: Yeah. I got it right. I got it right, boss.

(He grips the ankles of the guard)

Boss Paul: Suppose you’s back-slide on us?

Luke: Oh no I won’t. I won’t, boss.

Boss Paul: Suppose you’s to back-sass?

Luke: No I won’t. I won’t. I got my mind right.

Boss Paul: You try to run again, we gonna kill ya.

Luke: I won’t, I won’t, boss.

More here. *L* KGS

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