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Egyptian Blogger’s Appeal Tomorrow March 12, 2007

Posted by publicpolitics in Africa, Censorship.
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak probably had no idea what a firestorm would be let loose when his courts sentenced a blogger to four years in prison for defaming Islam and insulting Mubarak.

Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabeel Sulaiman’s appeal is expected to be heard by an Alexandria court tomorrow. (March 12)

The Egyptian blogger made history last month by being the first writer in his country to be sentenced to four years in prison for articles he wrote on his blog.

Source: globalvoicesonline.org

The latest reposte to Mubarak came in the form of a letter to the editor of the Washington Post  from Representative Trent Franks (R-Arizona).

What can Mubarak lose by freeing this blogger? Not much. If anything, he will have to take some misplaced criticism charging him with being an American toady. But he will have an easy comeback to that, since this harsh sentence has generated outrage all over the world. Freedom of speech is not an exclusively American value.

Related Link:Free Kareem: a website dedicated to the blogger’s release

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