It comes as no surprise where authorities use their control over civilians resorting to the gagging of mouths to continue its crimes against humanity ignoring international laws and agreements. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt have decided to ’ block the “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” and Noon Post without any official declaration by the competent bodies, or a prior notice a decision announced by the Ministry of Culture.
The decision violates article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which asserts:
1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.
2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.
3. The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:
(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others;
(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.
which three nations to block the websites HRM condemns the decision by theconstitutes a new violation of freedom of expression as well as the right to information with complete disregard to international laws and agreements.