Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Blogging in Egypt can be hazardous to your Health

Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, a student at the University of Alk Azhar in Egypt up until last spring when he was expelled from that University of enlightenment for criticising their rigid curriculum and religious extremism, according to They have an excellent article titled "The crime of Blogging in Egypt" written by Raja M. Kamal and Tom G Palmer. Dated Wed. Feb 21, 2007. Now "the Egyptian Government is pressing charges against this blogger, for criticizing Egyptian Authorities for failing to protect religious minorities and women." According to the Article. He is currently in Jail and could receive up 10 years in prison. I believe they have three serious charges against him. all for writing his thoughts on a blog. God and we take Freedom of speech for granted and squeal when something we say is criticised. If you want to help you can get information from

Update: Feburary 22, 2007. I was just reading in "Rantings of a Sandmonkey" Kareem was convicted on 4 different blog postings. He received 4 years in prison. I assume the attorney will appeal. Where is Amnesty International? Where is the outrage at this miscourage of justice?

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