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Thursday, January 28, 2010

:: Marwa Rakha :: - Global Voices Online - Egypt: The Right to Speak Up

:: Marwa Rakha :: - Global Voices Online - Egypt: The Right to Speak Up

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas was also among the detained bloggers on this trip. Wael Abbas has been harassed by the authorities, detained at Cairo Airport, and assaulted at home by a police officer. Upon his release, Wael Abbas learnt of his 6 months jail sentence
[He] has been sentenced 6 months in jail and LE 500 pounds (92 USD) as a judiciary bail, as a lawsuit was filed against him by a citizen and his police officer brother on charges of damaging an internet cable! Wael was ruled in absentia last November.

Abbas - a thorn in the side of the government - was interviewed on BBC Hard Talk [Video in English] where he talked about bloggers who were harassed, kidnapped, and forced into silence, he spoke about his own experience with detention, and responded to the following questions:
Do bloggers have any influence in changing authoritarian regimes?

Is here just gaining celebrity status or making a real difference?

5 comments:

حسن وفقى said...

ببص على البلوج لقيت الاستات
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

ايه!!!!!!

تدريب تايكوندو دا

يا مامي

يارب ما اكونش اول واحد
...........................

مارووش انا قلبي تعب
خليكي انتى الكبيرة

.........................
وبعدين باعتالى

idon't think i can ever
forgive you
for what you did

لسه مش فاهمها

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حسن وفقى said...

بيقولك جماعة صعايدة
فتحو مطعم فى باريس
HA3 سموه بيتزا
.....................
تصدقى حبيت قوى حكاية انك من روسيا
يا اهلا بالفودكا ودكتور زيفاجو

بالراحة علينا يا ماريتا
ما احنا بنستحما برضو يعني
:)

He and She said...

Hi Marwa
It has been a long long time I did not visit your blog cause I noticed lately that you focus or TV and Radio which came at the expense of your relation with your international audients, however because I like you and I like your style I never think to delete your link.
It happened today that I have the pleasure and honor of being your first commenter.
Listen my dear. I like what President Obama said" We can disagree without being disagreeable". Wael Abbas is disagreeable when it comes to the regime no doubt about that. No one can support that attitude. That is not the freedom one can defends. That is rudeness

Dr. Safwat
San Diego, CA