Egypt: blogger Wael Abbas given jail term
14 Dec 09

Egyptian journalist, blogger and human rights activist Wael Abbas has been sentenced to six months in prison according to his Twitter page. In his tweet he says “I was sentenced to 6 months in prison in absentia, I don’t know yet what for, will update you.” His family home was raided yesterday and searched by plain clothed police while the activist was attending a bloggers’ conference in Beirut, according to both Abbas and his mother.