If you follow this blog with any regularity, you’re likely already familiar with Bassel Khartabil, the Syrian CC community leader who has been in imprisoned since March 2012 without having had any charges brought against him. Thursday, May 22, is Bassel’s birthday, and the third birthday he’ll be spending in prison. This Saturday, he will have been in prison for 800 days.
Today, join CC and the open community in honoring our friend Bassel:
- Post a message for Bassel on Twitter with the hashtags #freebassel and #itsaboutallofus. In particular, people are encouraged to tweet between 13:00 and 16:00 GMT.
- Submit a photo or message of support to the #freebassel Tumblr.
- Print one of these beautiful posters by artist Kalie Taylor (CC0), or create your own, and distribute it in your community.
- On May 22, Say Happy Birthday To Bassel (Global Voices)
- Letters for Bassel
- Imprisoned internet pioneer Bassel Khartabil wins Index on Censorship Digital Freedom Award
- Free Bassel, Free Culture