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Thursday, January 25, 2007

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?

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3 Comments:

  • I'ts a very interessant news that show internet territory is freed from the national's one.
    Papageno,
    Paris, France

    By Blogger Papageno, At 4:50 PM, January 25, 2007  

  • too bad this is not just a nightmare when isnot it allowed in egypt to be an athesiste there have always been communists in egypt who declared being athesists no one dared to trial them, in the 1940s a book was published by the name why i am an athesiste now one ever prosecuted the writer of this book u are not in a night mare u are were the brothers gonna rule

    By Blogger maf2ou3a, At 10:28 AM, January 26, 2007  

  • This case is just fucking wrong. It really is beyond my apprehension how anyone can defend this to themselves.

    By Anonymous Holme, At 11:00 AM, January 26, 2007  

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