Two Egyptian Bloggers to Stay in Jail

Two separate orders were issued last week to prolong the detention of two Egyptian bloggers. The first is yet another arrest order for Mus'ad Abu Fagr, who has been arrested since December 2008. Abu Fagr had a number of court decisions allowing his release, but unfortunately each one of them was followed by a new arrest order! The blogger is also transferred from Al- Arish police station, in his neighborhood, to Borg El-Arab prison in Alexandria, which make it difficult for his family to visit him.

The second blogger to stay behind bars is Kareem Amer, whose lawyers received a refusal on their request to have the young blooger free, as he passed half of the period of his imprisonment sentence.

Amer was to pass 4 years in jail in 2007; he has been behaving properly during the past two years, which should give him the advantage of being released as stated in the Egyptian Penal Code.
Few days ago, Lawyer for the Arabic Network for Human Rights (ANHRI) submitted an appeal over the court refusal, to a higher court.

Good to point that both of Abu Fagr and Amer are now kept in the same prison in Alexandria, where numerous crimes of humiliation and ill-treatment took place.

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