Skip to comments.Egypt blogger says jail won't stop future activism
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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