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Egypt: Judge's request to block websites rejected

Categories: Egypt

The State Commissioner Committee in Egypt has rejected the request [1] made by the judge Abdel Fattah Mourad to block 51 websites and blogs [2] deemed insulting the state's dignity and threatening Egypt’s interests. In the meantime, the investigation on blogger Amr Gharbia [3], who was charged for defaming Judge Mourad, has been suspended: “PC Police declared that Gharbia's blog had merely hosted comments insulting the judge; as the comments did not come from him, he was absolved of the charge,” said IFEX [4] in its statement issued yesterday.