Saturday, May 23, 2009
Jean Anieu Fernandez, a self-confessed computer geek in Guatemala, has been arrested and had his computer confiscated for posting this tweet on Twitter, "First concrete action should be remove cash from Banrural and bankrupt the bank of the corrupt."
His tweet was in response to the murder of a Guatemalan lawyer. The lawyer had left a recorded video statement explaining that if he were to turn up dead, it would be under the direction of current president Alvaro Colom.
Fernandez is being held in jail for inciting financial panic He must pay a $6,500 fine and await trail under house arrest.
Twitterer's are collecting funds to pay the fine and of course resending the same message themselves.