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|TNE2300||01 Jun 2019 4:58 p.m. PST|
This man held up a blank sign to highlight the hypocrisy of his country's free speech and expression laws—he was arrested in minutes.
|Waco Joe||01 Jun 2019 5:31 p.m. PST|
"Show me the man and I will show you the crime"
|Dn Jackson||01 Jun 2019 8:58 p.m. PST|
That, is an act of courage. Protesters in the west claim to be 'standing up to power' or risking their lives, but they know they'll be treated with kid gloves and released in a few hours. That young man could just 'disappear' and never be heard from again. My hat's off to him.
| Andrew Walters ||02 Jun 2019 7:57 a.m. PST|
I guess the media is the message.
I wonder if we know the whole story, or just the interesting part. I wonder if he'll be okay. I wonder if it will do any good. Best wishes…
| Andrew Walters ||02 Jun 2019 8:18 a.m. PST|
I googled around and it turns out he was not arrested for holding up a blank sign.
Mr. Sagutdinov ran afoul of the law by making the political statement that "there is no democracy and free speech in Kazakhstan" in a public place.
So that makes sense, then. Another irony-free arrest.
Lots of interesting context here: