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Egyptian blogger sentenced to four years

An Egyptian court has sentenced an internet blogger to four years’ prison for insulting Islam and the president.

The victim, Abdel Kareem Soliman, 22, was tried in his native city of Alexandria. He blogs under the name Kareem Amer.

The trial lasted five minutes.

For more on this, and the Free Kareem petition, goto:

2 Responses to “Egyptian blogger sentenced to four years”

  1. Josh says:

    I read about this yesterday or the day before from Global Voices Online. I still can’t believe it. From a quick glance at my feed reader this morning, it looks like a large movement is starting up, calling for his release.

    jb says: That would be wonderful. Where do I sign?

  2. Josh says:

    John, it appears there’s some links to a variety of petitions at the Free Kareem! website, which is here:

    jb says: Thanks for this, Josh. I’ll put it on the front page.