Thursday, February 22, 2007

Egyptian blogger jailed

Abdul Kareem Suleiman Amer, an 22 years old Egyptian blogger has been jailed for 4 years after he criticised the al-Azhar university and President Hosni Mubarak in his blog. He will go down in history books as the first Egyptian blogger to be prosecuted in the country.

Abdul Kareem (sometimes Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman) who blogs under the alias Kareem Amer, was a former student of the country's top Islamic University. He was expelled from the University early last year.

The University is very popular with Malaysian students too.

Amnesty International has condemned the jail sentence and called for his immediate and unconditional release.

Related Link: Free Kareem!

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4 comments:

Wahlau.NET said...

wah.....jail arr

Adam said...

Now Malaysia doesn't seem that bad.

Dad of Four said...

That bad, huh?

__earth said...

not for long

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