Meanwhile, many thanks to readers who wrote to the Egyptian Embassy and signed the petition. The power of a blog-swarm is not to be dismissed! And the mainstream media sure have been missing a hell of a story.
In addition, I should note that an Egyptian blog that helped keep Seliman's case alive has won an award from Reporters Without Borders:
"Manal and Alaa’s Bit Bucket" won the Special Award from Reporters Without Borders in the Deutsche Welle’s 2005 Weblog Awards. The wife-husband pair has become an institution among Arabic bloggers and journalists critical of the Egyptian regime. Manal and Alaa strive to promote freedom of expression and protect human rights as well as highlight the need for political reforms in Egypt. Their Weblog also offers other bloggers free storage space and practical help starting their own initiatives and has been has been crucial is developing a critical and engaged blogger scene in Egypt and the Arabic-speaking world.
Congratulations, Manal and Alaa!
UPDATE (15 November): Bad link fixed. Apologies. And more details about the release of Seliman here.