Thursday, February 22, 2007

Free Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman!

Nabil, wearing a gray T-shirt and sitting in the defendants pen, gave no reaction and his face remained still as the verdict was read. He made no comment to reporters as he was immediate led outside to a prison truck.

Seconds after he was loaded into the truck and the door closed, an Associated Press reporter heard the sound of a slap from inside the vehicle and a shriek of pain from Nabil.

It is really a shame that blogging could get you to jail in our times. The official causes are “defaming the President of Egypt” and “insulting Islam.”. So what??? is it better for the Egyptian government or any other arabic government to deal with this international PR crisis than to let this guy say what he wants?

This mean, that you can get executed in these countries because it could be treason next time, not defamation. Obviously the intent is to scare and threaten, but we all know that others will step up and speak, so will they put them all in jail??

Nizar Kabani was so right on in his poems, may he rest in peace.

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