Waleed Alhusseini is an atheist blogger from the West Bank, now living in France. He was arrested by Palestinian police in October 2010 for "blasphemous" comments on Facebook and in his blogs. He was jailed in the West Bank for 10 months. Here he recaps and updates his story.
Like many non-religious people around the world, I use the internet to express my thoughts. Especially in a country where the vast majority believe in one religion, and do not like to hear any criticisms, the internet provides a relatively safe way of speaking freely. Or so I thought.