Egyptian Military Court Sentences Blogger To 3 Years

Posted on April 11, 2011

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Egyptian Military Court Sentences Blogger To 3 Years : NPR.

Rights lawyers say the sentence has wide implications for freedom of expression in post-Mubarak Egypt, and could set a precedent for anyone seeking to expose wrongdoing or abuses by the military.

A member of the military council, Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Assar, told an Egyptian private TV station, ONTV, on Monday that the armed forces is open to criticism — but only up to a point

 

well, that’s still not freedom then, buddy.

“There is a difference between criticism with good intentions from a citizen, a journalist or a broadcaster, who mean the public good. There is no problem with that,” he said. “The problem is in questioning the intentions [of the army].”

so locking up people with dissenting opinions is a good way to show that you’re for the people and your intentions shouldn’t be questioned?  The people (should) have every right to question intentions of their “leaders”.. they won’t question you if you prove to be on their side…

 

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