Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Egyptian government blocks opposition website

In a press release, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reported Monday that the website of Kefaya, the prominent Egyptian opposition party, has been blocked by the government via its control of T-Data Company, the nation’s largest internet provider.

The website was first blocked from public access during the call for a nationwide strike on May 4. Its continued obstruction is prompting activists to fear that the government has begun to fall in line with the tactics of the world’s worst dictatorships.

In its press release, ANHRI noted with some irony that the site blockage coincides with Egypt’s hosting of the largest telecommunication conference in Africa.

For the full press release, click here.


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