Update on Kareem
The trial of the 22 year old Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer has been postponed till the 1st of Feb. Kareem is accused of insulting Islam and causing sectarian strife through his Internet writings. This is Egypt's first prosecution of a blogger. His lawyers requested he be released on bail during the trial, but the court rejected their request. More details here
This is the sickest bit:
There were moments of tension, according to eyewitnesses, when a prosecution lawyer asked the presiding judge to fine his defence colleagues "for having defended an atheist and denigrator of Islam."
Tell me this is not true. Tell me that it's a bad dream and I'm going to wake up. Right?