22 February 2007

Egypt blogger jailed for 'insult'

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

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

"This is a strong message to all bloggers who are put under strong surveillance that the punishment will very strong," Hafiz Abou Saada of the Egyptian Human Rights Organisation told Associated Press"

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