Blogger Abdul Kareem continues to be in Jail
Blogging for many around the world, especially in countries where Governments like to play FATHER, continues to be a dangerous game. It has been one year since Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman, a 22 year law student in Egypt who blogged under the name Kareem Amer on his blog at mkaram903.blogspot.com (in Arabic) was charged with 'contempt of religion' and ‘defaming the President of Egypt,' and awarded a 4 year jailed term for his courage to practice free speech.
On Friday, November 9th, which also happens to be a Diwali, a festival of lights in India, supporters, partly under the banner of Free Kareem Coalition will hold demonstrations in 14 major cities around the world, including London and Mexico City, and try to bring light and justice to a brave person’s cause.
The List of Cities where rallies will be held are:
1- Brussels 2- Rome 3- Stockholm 4- Washington DC 5- New York City 6- Prague 7- Bucharest 8- Berlin 9- Amsterdam 10- London 11- Athens 12 - Mexico City 13 - São Paulo 14 - Rio de Janeiro
I hope more people blog about Abdul Kareem.
I also hope all the big gadget, web 2.0 and celebrity gossip sites give some space to Kareem’s cause.