Saturday, November 19, 2011

Egyptian bloggers update

Prominent Blogger's Detention Extended [Press Release]

(I can't get this one to cut and paste, but it reports that Amnesty International is now protesting Alaa's detention.)

EU parliament urges release of Egyptian blogger, end of military trials for civilians

Friday, 18 November 2011

By Al Arabiya and Agencies

The European Parliament urged the Egyptian government on Thursday to release prominent blogger activist Alaa Abdel Fatah and suspend trials of civilians in military courts.


Father of arrested activist lashes out at ruling military council

Farouk el-Gamal (
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 20:43

The father of a recently arrested activist called for his immediate release, saying the charges leveled at his son are fabricated. The son was arrested against the backdrop of last month's clashes between mostly-Coptic protesters and the army at Maspero. The father's name is Ahmed Seif al-Islam, and his son is Alaa.

“The military council is brutal and must be brought to trial,” said Islam, who directs the Hisham Mubarak Center for Human Rights. “They are a bunch of executioners.”


Canada calls for Egypt blogger Maikel Nabil to be released,

Desmond Shephard | 18 November 2011 |(

CAIRO: Canada’s liberal justice critic Irwin Cotler and a number of other MPs in the country have called for the Egyptian ruling military to free jailed blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad.

Did I mention that the world is watching?

Background here.