Saturday, July 23, 2005

A suggestion

To do with law. From moron99, with amendments. In case a statement was ever needed, you know, a public real life statement, for a real live arrested blogger;

We the undersigned demand public disclosure of the information leading to the arrest and detainment of Khalid Jarrar. We demand that Khalid Jarrar be granted the inalienable rights to justice that all men deserve. We demand that the security forces that have detained Khalid Jarrar either make the charges against him known or immediately release him, and that a full scale investigation be conducted with a full presentation of evidence and subsequent release if no evidence is forthcoming or if the evidence provided is fabricated, or if the evidence provided is unsubstantiated, into how it came to pass that an individual can be held captive for the sole reasoning of expressing their views. It behooves us as world citizens and netizens to demand that Iraq be administered in a fashion that protects individual rights in real life and in our imaginary ones. We demand fairness and we will not fall silent until we are satisfied that evidence, justice, and the rule of law have triumphed. Thank you very very much. Can we have him back now or else.

How does that all sound? Bit worried still about the wording around the part where it goes;

We demand that the security forces that have detained Khalid Jarrar either make the charges against him known or immediately release him, and that a full scale investigation be conducted with a full presentation of evidence and subsequent release if no evidence is forthcoming or if the evidence provided is fabricated, or if the evidence provided is unsubstantiated, into how it came to pass that an individual can be held captive for the sole reasoning of expressing their views.

I added in a few bits. Basically, am worried about trumped up charges being laid. The guy is an innocent and everyone knows it - so how can we be sure that "law" is not pulling the wool over anybodies eyes. How can we be sure we get out Khalid! Moron99 suggests that a statement as above, minus added in bits;

We demand that the security forces that have detained Khalid Jarrar either make the charges against him known or immediately release him, and that a full scale investigation be conducted with a full presentation of evidence and subsequent release if no evidence is forthcoming

will make "evidence" look so obviously flimsy that it will make whoever submits the "evidence" look a right prime meany. But I am adverse to "using" innocents to prove such points, which we already know. Basically, I do not think that an innocent arrested blogger should be made into an issue just to prove how bad his captors are.

I just want him out.

And for that, we need a water-tight statement.

2 Comments

#7/23/2005 05:54:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Moron99

I like it a lot em.

well, most of it. I don't like the "or else" at the end. Vague threats to authorities who already feel threatened rarely accomplish anything positive. It usually just makes them want to prove their authority.

 
#7/24/2005 06:49:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

Yes, the "or else" bit was a joke (sort off) in keeping with blog-style.

Bloggers are kind of like about as threatening as Jim Henson's muppet show, if you ask me.

FANTASTIC news from Faiza. Now maybe we can start work on releasing all the other prisoners of war.

 

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