Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Egyptian blogger, critic of Islamic extremism, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Adbel Kareem Nabil, an Egyptian blogger and former student at Al-Azhar University was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday, The Washington Post reported the same day. Nabil, who could have faced up to nine years in prison, received a three year sentence for offensive comments towards the prophet Muhummad and the nation of Islam, as well as an additional year for insulting remarks towards President Hosni Mubarak. International rights groups worry that the conviction does not bode well for freedom of expression in Egypt.

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