NOW TUNISIA ARRESTS TWENTY FOR LOOKING AT BANNED WEBSITES

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According to BBC Online, twenty young men, many of them students, have been arrested in Tunisia for looking at banned websites. The Tunisian Government is believed to censor the internet more tightly than any other country in the world, with the possible exception of China.

A lawyer for the men, told the French news agency AFP that they are suspected of carrying out subversive activities on the internet. He said during their arrest last week in the southern coastal city of Zarsis, the police found and confiscated computer equipment used by the men.

The International Association for Support of Political Prisoners said police were interrogating the men in the capital, Tunis, and refusing family visits. Lawyers say the arrested men browsed sites including one from the banned Tunisian Islamist Nahda party.

And all this in country that will be hosting the next ICANN meeting.