Karim Amer Update from the Arabic Network for Human Rights (thanks to the Wise Law Blog). Karim Amer, Garry Wise reminds us, was “imprisoned for ‘vilifying religion’ and ‘defaming’ Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.”
Cairo, November 12, 2007 – The Arabic Network for Human Rights information and Hisham Mubarak Centre for Law sent a communiquÃ© to the Egyptian Prosecutor-General , demanding to investigate into the issue of torturing Karim Amer in his prison. Karim who is an Egyptian blogger sentenced to prison for 4 years for ‘vilifying religions’ and defaming the president was tortured & that was ordered and supervised by an investigation officer in Borg Alarab prison. Karim was also ordered into a solitary cell where he was assaulted again and had one of his teeth broken; this assault’s date came to mark one year since Karim was sent to jail.
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