TWEETING IS NOT A CRIME - RETWEET FOR FREEDOM
Freedom of speech is a right and a fundamental tool in the defense of human rights. Many governments continue to trample on this right. They use methods such as censuring, threats and even imprisonment to silence human rights defenders.
Just when social networks are becoming a platform for those who defend freedoms, many countries such as Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia deride human rights by incarcerating defenders solely for using Twitter to denounce the abuses committed by their governments.
It's hard to believe, but a tweet of fewer than 140 letters can land a human rights defender in jail these days.
With its RETWEET FOR FREEDOM, FIDH hopes to obtain freedom for the forgotten defenders who are in prison for having tweeted. We need your help!
Sharing these tweets means:
1/ Fighting censorship
2/ Mobilising public figures so that a tweet can no longer lead to years in prison.
TWEETING IS NOT A CRIME