What Would You Do If You Went to Prison for a Tweet or for Playing a Song?


Be glad to live in a country like the United States where we can express our opinions and our beliefs freely in public forums.  Just imagine how horrible it would be to be wrongly imprisoned like the following two men:

Nabeel Rajab is currently serving time in prison for posting anti-government comments on Twitter in addition to instigating and participating in peaceful gatherings considered to be illegal by the Bahraini government.  He is a prominent Bahraini human rights activist whose freedom has been compromised.

  • The average Twitter user tweets 4 times a day and has the freedom to say anything.
  • Bahrain is fighting words with weapons by imprisoning citizens for tweeting. You can say No Mas to oppression by signing the petition to free Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain.

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Or how about Marcos Máiquel Lima Cruz... This one man hip-hop dance party lead him straight to jail because a song's lyrics criticized the lack of freedom of expression in Cuba.

  • He was imprisoned with his brother who was recently released
  • Sign the petition to free Marcos and to reunite the brothers

You can take a stand for the freedom of political expression by signing the petitions to set these victims free. Share their stories, and encourage others to to take action as well.

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No mas oppression! No mas censorship! No mas silence! Change can start with two simple words…"No mas!"  What do you say, "No Mas" to? Create your own personalized No Mas badge and share it. 

(Remember: Not all badges need to be serious!  Have fun with them!  Ex: "No Mas Mondays", “No Mas Dirty Diapers", "No Mas Dieting", etc.)

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3 Responses to What Would You Do If You Went to Prison for a Tweet or for Playing a Song?

    Wanda Says:


    If this were here, I’d be serving a life sentence! Hahaha!

    Kelsey Apley Says:


    My gosh!! I signed the petition!! Poor guy!

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