They are used to that. I'm surprised the young blogger is still alive (Abdel Karim Suleiman, a 22-year-old who went against the system on the internet). He wrote about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, eight articles, and now has to go to jail, do time. I'm not surprised either, that the USA is not stomping their feet, if it was Cuba, they would. But many sites are afraid, even Enzinearticles, who I usually write for fears the backlash of the Arab whip. That is a lot of control.
Bloggers are going to be watched now perhaps and the freedom we had will be gone: or at least in the Middle East. Amnesty International and the United Nations might get involved, and should, although I don't care for the groups, perhaps they might be of some influence for once in their life. Their past jobs have been bogus in most cases, or simply worthless. The motive behind this of course, is to tighten up the free space in-between. Better put, keep your mouth shut, out of sound out of mind, or out of sight out of mind, or out of print, out of mind.
The Egyptians want their rights and freedoms when they go to the Western World, but even when you are tourist their, you get roughed around; the people are much like the government, controlling, so I can't blame the government for trying.
But Good luck Abdel Karim Suleiman.
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Awarded the National Prize of Peru, "Antena Regional": The best of 2006 for promoting culture
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