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May 9, 2006

'Web In Revolt' As 'US protests to free Alaa'

Topics: Egypt

alaa_scaled_0.jpegAKI reports that the news that Alaa Seif Al Islam, Cairo's most famous blogger, will be kept in jail for two weeks has provoked consternation among Egyptian websurfers and reformist circles. Alaa, 23, was arrested along with other activists on Sunday. His blog manalaa.net, founded with his wife Manal and dedicated to current affairs and politics, receives some 2,000 visitors a day.

Via Egyptian Sandmonkey - Alaa update:

U.S. solidarity activists are joining others around the world "to demand the immediate release of Egyptian democracy protesters, and an end to state repression of judges, activists and the media who have exposed electoral fraud, state violence and corruption".

There are many protests (today), so if you are in the area, please attend:

Start: 09/05/2006 - 19:30
Location: Egyptian embassy and consulates
Egyptian embassy and consulates in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and San Francisco
Organizer: Activists in the U.S

Contact: Sherry Wolf, 773-991-3877 (Chicago)

Posted by Richard at May 9, 2006 4:59 AM



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