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Egypt blogger says jail won't stop future activism
REUTERS ^ | November 24, 2010 | By Sarah Mikhail

Posted on 11/25/2010 2:16:32 AM PST by Ronbo1948

(Reuters) - An Egyptian blogger, released after four years in prison for insulting Islam and President Hosni Mubarak, said on Wednesday he had no regrets, and that his jail time would not deter him from activism in the future.

"If I went back in time, I would not change a thing," Abdel Kareem Nabil, 26, known as Kareem Amer, told a news conference.

Amer, the first Egyptian blogger to have been jailed for opinions expressed online, was arrested in 2006. He was also expelled from the state-run religious al-Azhar University.

The activist said he had been freed on November 5 and then re-arrested, held for 11 days and beaten. An Interior Ministry official has confirmed he had been re-arrested.

Amer, who was denied visitors for one of his years in an Alexandria prison, said he was hoping to resume his studies, but not at al-Azhar. His prison experience would not silence him.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blogger; consorship; freedom; tyranny
It is Freedom Fighters like Kareem in the Islamic world that our government should be defending and supporting rather than corrupt, degenerate and totalitarian regimes like the one in Egypt.
1 posted on 11/25/2010 2:16:38 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948

Support this brave Freedom Fighter!

2 posted on 11/25/2010 2:26:40 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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