Saturday, January 20, 2007

An Imprisoned Egyptian Blogger

The normal focus of this site is, for the most part, centered on the United States. As our freedoms here, continue to be eroded by a government run by madmen, it is somewhat eye opening, to see the realities of oppression in other countries. The Internet has given (the people), the supreme power of access to knowledge and the instantaneous dissemination of information worldwide. There are those in this country and in countries around the world who see this as a threat to their power. We must try to protect the access and freedom that this technology has given us. For this reason, I would like to alert the American blog community, to the plight of an Egyptian blogger, who has been imprisoned for doing what we do everyday; Expressing our opinions. Take the time to read and then spread the word:

Egyptian Blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil’s update

This blog post is quoted from Jar Al Kamar blog that is originally written in Arabic. He is closely following Egyptian blogger Abdel kareem Nabil Soliman Amer case. I am publishing his last update on Karim's case in English for more outreach.

“The pronouncement of a sentence on Egyptian blogger Abdel kareem Nabil Soliman Amer was adjourned to Thursday, January 25, 2007. He was accompanied in today’s court session by lawyers Ahmed Seif Al Islam from Hisham Mubarak Center, Rowda Ahmed from the Arab Network and Mohamed Baymoumy from the Legal Support Association. The session was adjourned upon a request from the lawyers for further case study and pleading preparations.
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