Monday, April 2, 2007

Jazzing a Jailable Offense?

This seems to be the case in Egypt, where a blogger* has been sentenced to four years behind bars for posting insults about Islam and some dude named Hosni.**

Abdel Karim Soliman, whose nom de blog is Karim Amer, was expelled from University and was then found guilty of inciting sedition and insulting things*** in a five-minute court session. That sucks right? I guess blogging is like driving: a privilege, not a right. I’m just glad I’m privileged; thanks America.

We are on your side Karim! If you get wi-fi in prison, visit!

From Brian!

*that is him in the picture, behind bars. He seems nice.
**Hosni Mubarak has been the president of Egypt for the last 24 years.
***yeah, insulting things.

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