The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Egyptian Arabic-language blogsphere.
It's been more than two weeks since the detention of Alaa along with many other bloggers and activists. Today we came to know about some good news related to some other detained Egyptian bloggers.
Two bloggers were released…
Malek and Mohammed; the two bloggers who were arrested and detained a month ago during a peaceful protest in support of two senior judges, Mahmoud Mekki and Hisham Bastawisi, are now free, or so it appears.
On the other hand, speaking of the political reform in Egypt and the judges case, last week, Judge Mekki was declared innocent, Judge Bastawisi got a repremeditation, but will still have his job. The disciplinary panel was a result for speaking out against election irregularities.
According to Zamakan blog, it seems that some bloggers now feel that the disciplinary panel and the whole case was faked and it was a planed setup between the Government and Judges:
Zamakan don't agree with these claims:
Back to the detained bloggers, most of the Egyptian bloggers are publishing the attached banner on their sidebar, which lists the names of all the detainees, including bloggers (names followed with asterisk). The title of the banners reads:
One of the other remarkable notes is the published letters of the detainees. Following the first letter from inside the prison by Alaa, Manalaa blog has dedicated a page for these letter. So did Kefaya Heros blog in publishing letter from a lot other detainees beside many news and poems in support for all the detainees.
Keeping in mind that among Alaa group of detainees was, Asma'a, a young female blogger. wa7da_masrya published what seems to be a letter from Asma'a, Rasha and Nada. They describe the horror moments of there detention, interrogation and life inside a ‘criminal’ prison:
We hope to hear some (more) good news soon!
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