Egypt blogger jailed for ‘insult’

Hmm, worring stuff. Taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/6385849.stm

An Egyptian court has sentenced an internet blogger to four years’ prison for insulting Islam and the president.

Abdul Karim Nabil’s trial was the first time that a blogger had been prosecuted in Egypt.

He had used his weblog to criticise the country’s top Islamic institution, the al-Azhar university and President Hosni Mubarak, whom he called a dictator.

A human rights group called the verdict “very tough” and a “strong message” to Egypt’s many thousands of bloggers.

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