الأحد، 11 مارس، 2007

Egypt: Judge to file a law suite to block 21 blogs!!

Just read this on Arabawi, in which he translates a letter from Amr Gharbia stating that Judge Abdel Fattah Morad, head of Alexandria Appeal Court, has started a lawsuit against the government in Egypt’s Administrative Courts in order to block a number of Egyptian websites including a list of 21 blog sites. If this is true, it will be a catastrophic event for freedom of expression in Egypt. This judge is the same that is suppose to preside over the court that will hear the appeal of Kareem, and is a known plagiarist (Arabic link) in his book about the Internet.

The government is innocent of this crime if it is for real; the real conspirator here is a judge, and the lawsuit is against the government. I wish I can scan his brains and find how was he educated? was he severly beaten as a child? did he have to endure hardships in his life that made him hate freedom? just some thoughts!

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Alaa يقول...

check your facts.

he is not the same judge who sentenced karim, he is the head of Alexandria's appeals court which will hear karim's case tomorrow.

Nah·det Masr يقول...

Thanks Alaa,

Correction made.