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Shahira Amin

Bar for free expression still low in ‘new’ Egypt

In March 2011, blogger Maikel Nabil became the first prisoner of conscience in Egypt, post-revolution. He was arrested and detained on charges of spreading rumours about the armed forces and criticising the military in his blog posts. Nabil was tried in a military court and sentenced to three years in prison, but was released after …

Shahira Amin

Recently released blogger recounts abuse; has no regrets

By Sarah Carr CAIRO: “If I could turn back time I would do exactly what I did. I don’t regret anything,” Kareem Amer said, just over a week after he was released from a 4-year prison sentence. Abdel-Kareem Nabil (known for his pen name Kareem Amer), the first blogger to be imprisoned in Egypt for charges …


Amnesty demands release of Egyptian blogger

By AFP CAIRO: Amnesty International demanded on Thursday that Egypt free a blogger who has completed a four-year jail term after being convicted for insulting the country’s president and Islam. Abdel Kareem Nabil, known by his blogging name of Kareem Amer, should have been released from prison on Nov. 5 and had allegedly been beaten …


Rights groups blast Egypt detention of blogger

By AP CAIRO: An Egyptian blogger who served his prison term is still under detention and being beaten by Egyptian security officers, two human rights groups said Wednesday. In a statement, the Cairo-based Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said Abdel Kareem Nabil, known by his blogging name of Kareem Amer, has been “subjected to …


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