Egypt arrests student blogger for defaming Islam


It is such a shame. Let’s not stop the bloggers express themselves. We need true democracy where differing opinions can be voiced.

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces have arrested a student blogger whose writing was critical of Islam and the government, security sources and rights activists said.

Arabic blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, a 22-year-old aspiring human rights lawyer, was arrested in the coastal city of Alexandria on Monday (local time).

His detention was the latest crackdown on political opposition by Egyptian authorities following arrests and beatings at street protests earlier this year, despite calls from Egypt’s US ally for political reform.

“The accusations directed against him are that he published opinions aimed at disturbing public order, insulted the head of state and defamed Islam,” said Sally Sami, programme officer at the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRInfo), which is representing him.

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7 Comments

  1. hmmm I think there shud be freedom of expression in blogs….

  2. No freedom of expression, but why expect it.

  3. Pakistan blocked access to blogs, and it almost happened in India. Oh well, atleast we aren’t the only nation with pseudo-democracy.

  4. @Vin

    Bloggers should be free to rais ethier voice and concern.

    @Ashish

    Well at least I expect it because I know freedom of Expression can help in bridging the gap which was created by corrupt polictics.

    @Slim

    India did banned some blogs but later set it freee fater much protest. Bloggers should be free to air their concern.

  5. Yeah, it was good to know there are so many people in India who are aware of their rights. Its a good wake up call for our politicians.

  6. @Slim
    Well it is correct becuase of media and loads of channels now people do know some rights.

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