Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Egypt’s battle against bloggers continues

Two Egyptian bloggers on their way to cover a military court session for the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested today, according to Global Voices.

Arresting bloggers has recently occurred more frequently in Egypt. The case of Kareem Amer, which is a pseudonym for 22-year-old Abdel Kareem Nabil, gained international attention when he was sentenced this February to three years for insulting Islam and inciting sedition and one year for insulting President Hosni Mubarak on his blog.

Ahmed El Geizawy of ana Bahebek ya Misr (I love you Egypt) blog and Moataz Adel of Manfa blog were arrested today. The Egyptian Watchman blog is calling upon all parties concerned with freedom of speech and expression to stand by the two detained bloggers.

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