Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Egyptian blogger contests terms of punishment

The lawyers for Egyptian blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil filed an appeal this Monday and a court hearing is set for March 12, The Associated Press reported today.

The appeal comes in response to Nabil’s conviction last Thursday. Nabil was formerly a student at Al-Azhar University in Cairo and has expressed his progressive political beliefs on his blog. He was sentenced to four years in prison for offensive comments towards Islam and President Hosni Mubarak.

Nabil’s case has gained international attention and has brought demands for Egypt to respect freedom of expression.

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