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Egypt: Human Rights Council

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, International Relations, Technology

Egypt's bloggers held their own online protest on the eve of the election of Egypt to the UN Human Rights Council. Bloggers Nora Younis [1] and the Free Kareem [2] and the Free Monem [3] blogs all posted a video stating why the country shouldn't be on the council. Kareem was jailed for four years [4] for insulting Islam and Egypt's President while Monem [5] is detained for his writings online.