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More Egyptian Bloggers Arrestedُُُ

Egyptian blogger MaLeK (aka MaLcoLM X) has been kidnapped today as he was in his way to attend a sit-in in front of the People's Assembly in Cairo.

According to blogger Amr Gharbeia, Malek has asked a Ghad party activist to report the arrest to Hisham Mubarak Law Center.
It has also been reported that two other bloggers were detained: Mohammad Gamal (aka Gimihood) and Mina (aka Haj Girgis).

6 comments

  • Malek was locked in a blue Ford. The car was lost then located. At least four bloggers and other activists were watching the car. Malek is now free.

  • Now news arriving that also Haj Girgis is being released. We are trying to confirm names of other detainees:

    Mohammad Gamal, blogger

    Mohammad AbdolQoddous, prominent journalist, Press Syndicate Board Member, and KIfaya and Muslim Brotherhood activist. The only one from the bigger generation who never misses a protest, and all the pulling and pushing too.

    Fathy Farid.

    and others

  • […] Rarely does a week pass by without news about the arrest of one or more Egyptian bloggers. On March 15 2007, three bloggers were arrested –- then released the same day — for taking part in a protest against the controversial constitutional amendments which were approved by Egypt’s parliament on March 19. On March 20, three more bloggers, MaLeK (aka MaLcoLM X), Mohammad Gamal (aka Gimihood) and Mina (aka Haj Girgis), were arrested en route to a sit-in in front of the People’s Assembly in Cairo. They were also released the same day. […]

  • […] Rarely does a week pass by without news about the arrest of one or more Egyptian bloggers. On March 15 2007, three bloggers were arrested –- then released the same day — for taking part in a protest against the controversial constitutional amendments which were approved by Egypt’s parliament on March 19. On March 20, three more bloggers, MaLeK (aka MaLcoLM X), Mohammad Gamal (aka Gimihood) and Mina (aka Haj Girgis), were arrested en route to a sit-in in front of the People’s Assembly in Cairo. They were also released the same day. […]

  • […] Moving on, another Egyptian Bobs award winning blogger Jar Al Qamar is back in Egypt after spending two weeks in the US, where he was bombarded with details about Anna Nicole Smith’s death and the custody battle still going on. عدت الى مصر لاجد ان عبد الكريم سيقضي حتما سنواته الاربع التاليه -وريما اكثر- في سجن ما عقابا له على زرطات تدوينيه .. و ان رئيس محكمة استئناف الاسكندريه السابق يقاضي مدونين آخرين بتهمة اهانة رئيس الجمهوريه ..و ان مالكا قد تم اختطافه في سياره زرقاء .. و ان الامن قد عاد ليقبض على المتظاهرين بعد توقف – المتظاهرين او الامن او كليهما . و ان اكثر من ثلاثين مادة حيوية في دستور البلد تم اقرار تعديلها و تحديد الاستفتاء عليها خلال ايام .. و ان الاي بود الذي فزت به بصفتي صاحب هذه المدونه وصل الى بر مصر بعد خمسة اشهر من اعلان الفوز به , غير انه محتجز في مكتب بريد سيدي بشر بحري حتى التحصل على مبلغ الف و خمسة جنيهات نظير رسوم الجمارك و الارضية و الشحن و اكراميات العمال و خلافه “I returned to Egypt to find that Abdulkareem will definitely spend the next four years of his life or probably more in jail as punishment for what he wrote on his blog; that the former head of the Alexandria Appeal Court has filed a case against other bloggers for insulting the president; that (blogger) Malek has been kidnapped in a blue car; that the Security Forces are back to arresting protesters after a break – on the part of the demonstrators, security forces or both; that more than 30 vital clauses in our constitution have been approved and that a public referendum is set for the next few days.. and that the Ipod I won as the owner of this blog has arrived in Egypt five months after the announcement was made and that it is being held in the Seydi Beshr Post Office, and that I can only collect it after paying 1,500 Egyptian pounds in taxes, handling charges, shipping, tips for employees and other charges,” he notes. […]

  • […] constitutional amendments which were approved by Egypt’s parliament on March 19. On March 20, three more bloggers, MaLeK (aka MaLcoLM X), Mohammad Gamal (aka Gimihood) and Mina (aka Haj Girgis), were arrested en […]

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