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August 15, 2006

Christian Egyptian Blogger Investigated For 'Defaming The Country's Reputation?

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Reporters Without Borders has condemned the months of harassment by the authorities in Qina (near Luxor, in central Egypt) that forced Hala Helmy Botros to close down her blog Aqbat Bela Hodood (Copts Without Borders) about the persecution of the Christian Coptic minority, and to stop writing on this subject for other websites.

hala.jpg... She's committed the terrible crime of defaming the country's reputation by writing about the harrasment and persecution of Christians in Egypt. So, her Father was attacked, the Police didn't help, and she got banned from leaving the country, and her house was raided and she was taken to court. So she finally shut down her blog. She is being watched by plain-clothes police, her telephone is tapped and her e-mail is being monitored.

Related: Hala, a new victim of the Egyptian State Security Services

Posted by Richard at August 15, 2006 6:06 AM

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