Thursday, February 01, 2007

Kareem court case to be resumed today

The third session of Kareem´s case is today.

Amnesty International issued a statement today:

"Amnesty International considers Karim Amer to be a prisoner of conscience who is being prosecuted on account of the peaceful expression of his views about Islam and the al-Azhar religious authorities. We are calling for his immediate and unconditional release."

Sandmonkey has an interesting piece on Kareem here

For those of you who are interested in internet freedom, or rather the lack of it in the Arab world, you could find some valuable information from the Arab Network for Human Rights report , published in December 2006 called Implacable Adversaries:
Arab Governments and the Internet(Thanks to Gamal Eid and his collegues for their tireless effort). You could also read the HRW report on the same issue: False freedom : Online censorship in the Middle East & North Africa, released intentionally to coincide with the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis in November 2005.

Let´s hope for the best for Kareem today.

For background on the case, go read my previous postings on Kareem here and here

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