Croat police apologise for Facebook arrest

Croatia’s police officials apologized on Wednesday for detaining a local web activist who had put up posters calling for an anti-government rally, but denied any political motivation for their act.The man was part of a group on Facebook, the online social networking site, which called an anti-government rally in several towns, including the capital Zagreb, for December 5. The group has more than 80,000 members. web arrests spark furore
Croatia’s prime minister has ordered an inquiry following arrests of several opposition activists who made plans via the social networking website Facebook.”This is not about this or that government or party, but about freedom,” Croatian PM Ivo Sanader said. PM orders probe into Facebook-linked detentions [AFP]
Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader launched an inquiry Wednesday into the detention and questioning of people from Internet groups who criticised his government.

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