First: you have my admiration for considering such a step in a place where it is personally dangerous to you to express your views.
Second: please be as careful as you can and consider the risks you are taking for yourself and for others.
Third: there are steps you can take to be safer. NOT safe, but safer:
- Post under an identity you do not EVER use from your Internet connection at home (if you have one)
- Post from a variety of places to be harder to track
- If at all possible use a secure connection (https) to Facebook, gmail, etc. Select this option wherever it is available
- Organize. Do not simply put yourself at risk all alone. Cooperate with larger groups of activists. There may or may not be safety in numbers, but you will be more effective
- You will inevitably leave some tracks on the Internet, but leave no tracks on your own computer. Use anonymous private surfing features built into your web browser
- If you are able to use anonymous web surfing tools, such as anonymizer.com or the-cloak.com, do so. They may be blocked in your country, or simply accessing them may be considered an offense
- If you absolutely must break the law, break it only by doing things that would be legal in a free country. Do not break universal laws to make a point about immoral laws. Practice nonviolent civil disobedience.
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