Trial date set for blogger Kareem

Egyptian blogger Kareem, who’s been in police custody for two months pending investigation, will show up in Moharram Beik Court Thursday 18 January, to face charges that include: posting articles on the internet deemed “insulting” to the president and the Islamic faith. For those religious conservatives cheering Kareem’s arrest, and his expulsion from Al-Azhar University …

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Alexandrian blogger arrested

Egyptian secular blogger Abdel Kareem Nabil was detained by the authorities in Alexandria today at 3:30pm, after he was called in for questioning over articles he had written. The prosecutor ordered him to remain in police custody for four days pending investigation, according to the SandMonkey. A Free Kareem campaign has been launched.

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