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22 February 2007

Insulting Religions

For the first time in Egypt, a blogger has been trialled and put to jail for what he wrote in his own blog.
An Alexandria court convicted an Egyptian blogger on Thursday for insulting both *religions* and the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and sentenced him to four years in jail over his writings on the Internet.
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.
Source: Reuters, India.
I guess Egypt is the only country in the whole world that has a law against insulting religions, as well as insulting its president. The future of the Egyptian blogosphere is really foggy now, especially for those political blogs.

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