Sunday, August 14, 2011

Egypt: to prosecute the former president and the revolutionaries

Egypt military quizzes activist after ‘defamation’. No tolerance to insults directed at armed forces. 
Middle East Online, Aug. 14, 2011

The face of the revolution

CAIRO – Egypt’s military prosecution on Sunday detained activist and blogger Asma Mahfuz for questioning for allegedly defaming the military council on Facebook and Twitter, the official MENA news agency reported.

Mahfuz — one of the leaders of the Egyptian revolution that unseated former president Hosni Mubarak — was released on bail of 20,000 pounds (around 3,300 dollars, 2,300 euros) but the investigation continues, MENA said.

She is being questioned for “speaking inappropriately about the military council and for using defamatory and offensive insults against the council on Facebook and Twitter,” MENA said.

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