Egyptian Blogger sued for slander and looses. Zeinobia wrote about Tamer Mabrouk who blogs from Port Said and who published a report supported by photography showing how “Trust Chemical Industries” Company was polluting the Lake Manzala with its chemical wastes from their factory. Author of “El Hakika” blog has to pay L.E 2500 as a fine and L.E 40,000 compensation for the company !!
I feel sad because there were photos enough to open an investigation about the company and its environmental practices. Lake Manzala is from the most important salt lakes in Egypt. Thousands consider this lake as a source of living from fishing . Instead of supporting Tamer ,we stand beside those who destroy our environment :(
“Trust Chemical Industries” company was acquired by the Indian Sanmar group in 2007 by the way.
“TCI” won’t be the first pollutant factory that wins its battle against the people , we got other factories in Shobra El-Khaima and Kafr El-Sheikh and we are just giving up the struggle !!
Sometimes I believe that we can have our own Egyptian Erin Brockovich !!