Thursday, February 22, 2007

Abdel Kareem Nabil

While I am sure you have heard about Abdel Kareem Nabil's sentence in Egypt for blogging and criticizing the government there, I feel his case could use as much attention as possible. From the BBC:

“Abdel Kareem Soliman's trial was the first time that a blogger had been prosecuted in Egypt.

He had used his web log to criticise the country's top Islamic institution, al-Azhar university and President Hosni Mubarak, whom he called a dictator.

A human rights group called the verdict "very tough" and a "strong message" to Egypt's thousands of bloggers."

You would think Indymedia sites around the globe would be all over this case. Indybay has a slew of stories about the group of Black Panthers who have been arrested for murdering a police officer; one would think they would extend their definition of “political prisoner” to individuals who truly deserve the title. Hopefully they wise up, and throw support behind this man and free speech around the globe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think he deserves the title of Honorary Cholo 4 Life, whut whut!