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Bloggers arrestados en Egipto

Al menos seis bloggers han sido arrestados en una manifestación y permanecen en prisión desde hace días. En opinión del director del Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, el fenómeno del blog es nuevo en Egipto pero está creciendo, y el gobierno lo vigila y no le gusta. Entre los cargos que penden sobre uno de los bloggers está el de insultar a su excelencia Hosni Mubarak. Será que Mubarak no insulta a su pueblo con sus políticas opresivas.

At least six bloggers are among about 300 protesters jailed during the past month's suppression of demonstrations. The bloggers, supporters say, were singled out by police, who pointed them out before agents rushed in to hustle them away. In the view of some human rights observers, the Egyptian government has begun to note political activity online and is taking steps to rein it in.(...)

The legal status of the jailed bloggers and other detainees distresses their relatives and friends: Under Egypt's emergency laws, which have been in place for 25 years, the bloggers can be jailed indefinitely. A special court reviews such detentions only every 15 days. Some prisoners held under emergency laws have been jailed for more than a decade.

Among the charges lodged against Seif al-Islam is insulting Mubarak, who has been Egypt's president for a quarter-century.

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