Friday, February 23, 2007

Egyptian blogger jailed for insulting Islam

First they jailed the Egyptian blogger...

Well, we couldn't have any insulting of presidents going on, could we? The latest from the country that gets the second largest amount of U.S. foreign aid and uses it to represses democracy and the freedom of speech. I bet BushCo they could do that here.

Reuters:

An Alexandria court sentenced an Egyptian blogger to four years in prison on Thursday for insulting both Islam and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Abdel Karim Suleiman, a 22-year-old former law student who has been in custody since November, was the first blogger to stand trial in Egypt for his Internet writings. He was convicted in connection with eight articles he wrote since 2004.

H/T Karla

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