World's longest imprisoned blogger has been released

By Emil ยท 18 replies
Nov 16, 2010
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  1. Nabeel Suleiman (also known as Abdul Kareem), from Egypt, is the world's longest imprisoned blogger. After being incarcerated for over four years (1470 days to be exact), he has now been released. The news comes directly from his supporters as the Egyptian government obviously does not want to draw attention to the good news.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,657   +1,095

    i'm glad that i live in a country that doesn't torture me for speaking my mind.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +856

    Good news! You gotta feel for these poor guys (and gals) who in repressive societies speak out on behalf of freedom and personal rights. You know they're going to get nothing but mass grief as a result.
  4. You don't no any thing about him except whate wrote her..
    For me he is another stupid trying to reach the Fame
  5. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    All that bad crap listed that happened to him especially the 'family disowning' part just because he was honest and gave his honest opinion... so pathetic.

    I'd never even heard of this guy but glad he's ok. Nabeel Suleiman just move to America(if you haven't already) and start your honest blogging again =P

    I know enough to know that he won't get 'harassed' etc for speaking his mind over there =)
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Was just going to say that. Although the American government hates outspoken people/organizations like wikileaks I'm sure either the US or Canada would take him in. Anything would be better than an African country ATM.
  7. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    Well i've read some of his blog he really just attack and insults religion and government

    with weak arguments and proves that even 12yr old kids can easily prove him wrong so i guess i have to agree "he is another stupid trying to reach the Fame"
  8. The5Xfactor

    The5Xfactor TS Rookie Posts: 21

    In that part of the world, anyone who remotely criticize religion will be prosecuted or put the death!!!
    He is not stupid, he is courageous for speaking out! Just read how the writer above justifies his imprisonment: "...he really just attack and insults religion..." That says it all!!!
  9. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    did you ever read his blog ? did you ever known the story from "both" sides ?

    and i didn't "justifies his imprisonment" am just saying my opinion after i read his blog (in Arabic) and checking his arguments turns out he got no arguments at all

    and still am not justifying his imprisonment for 4 years at all maybe a fine should be his maximum punishment but for sure not years in jail
  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    A fine? Really? This is the problem with dictatorships, and the sheep that follow dictatorial rule. People are afraid to speak out in protest. In a country that support the medieval mutilation of female genitals, I would speak out and risk jail time too. Even if everything he said on his blog is total BS, which I highly doubt, WHO CARES!
  11. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    what happens to people who insults / attack image people in public? its called "Libel and defamation" so a small fine should be as i said the MAXIMUM punishment

    and yet again am not supporting Egyptian government in fact Egyptian government is known one of the most corrupted governments in this subject

    and am sure hes jailed more likely because he attacked the government not religion
  12. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Attacking the government via blog shouldn't be a case for libel/defamation, regardless of whether it is true or not, though Egypt is a dictatorship so free speech doesn't fly.

    Spreading lies about an individual IS libel/defamation of character, and is cause for a fine.

    Just look at the United States... Bloggers here, on both sides of the political spectrum, have the freedom to say whatever they want about the government without fear of retaliation. If they lie, they will be called a liar, and the worst that will happen is they lose readers. No big deal.

    As far as what happens to people that insult others in public, nothing... The person getting insulted either gives the insulter a black eye or goes home with a bruised ego.
  13. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    thats my point he insulted / attacked "individuals" in government and "individuals" in the religion

    lol ye thats normal people but not government people with magical powers xD
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    What country are you from Ahmed? In the third world what you say is true, though in a modern democracy/republic, it wouldn't matter if he attacked individuals in government or in the religious hierarchy.

  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    People should not be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of its
    'V' of my favorite movies of all time :)
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    And mine too!

    On a completely unrelated subject, I fixed the fan on that graphics card you sent me. :) Runs like a champ once again :D
  17. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    But don't forget!
  18. Ahmed90

    Ahmed90 TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +10

    am from Iraq

    and yes its nice quote so true
    but the governments here fear people if thy don't fear people thy wouldn't jail this guy and alot of others with ideas, arguments and visions way way way better than this guy
  19. miska_man

    miska_man TS Member Posts: 49

    Note to self: Don't bring laptop with on future trips to Egypt and blog about how bad the food is.

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