Sunday, January 28, 2007

Egyptian blogger faces prison

Suleiman is charged with inciting hatred of Islam, defaming the Egyptian president, spreading rumors likely to disturb the peace, and damaging Egypt's reputation. His blogs regularly criticized the religious and authoritarian excesses of President Hosni Mubarak's government. He also criticized Egypt's highest religious institutions, including the Sunni university of Al-Azhar where he studied law.