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Kareem Amer set free

he was beaten in custody

Update 18 November
Release of the prominent Egyptian blogger whose arrest was intende to serve as a warning for others. The man, who was critical towards Islam and Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, faced ill-treatment during detention.

7 November
Kareem Amer still in prison
the first blogger arrested in Egypt

In 2006 Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman Amer was serving a 4 years jail term for publishing a series of articles which were considered as anti-religious and derogatory towards Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak. According to Free Kareem Coalition his term should have expired last 5 November but the guy has not been released.

In his blog the 26 years old young man, under the pseudonym of Kareem Amer, wrote about problems connected to political repression, women's rights and religious bigotries. He was the first blogger to be jailed in Egypt for his reports and his detainment stirred many protest demonstrations around the world.

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