Category : Kareem Amer

Egypt: Media crackdown continues as Index award winner arrested

Amid the constant Egyptian government promises these days that it is committed to reform, growth and dialogue with all opposition forces, it’s worth noting that the campaign of harassment, detention and arrest of activists and journalists has never actually stopped. On Sunday, Ayman Mohieldin, a journalist with Al-Jazeera English spent at least six hours bound […]

Egyptian blogger released after four years in jail

Kareem Amer freed after serving a prison term for insulting Islam and defaming Egypt's president. Ashraf Khalil reports

Egyptian blogger released after four years in jail

Online free expression activists around the world are rejoicing at the news that jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer has been freed and had returned to his family’s Alexandria home. Amer won the Hugo Young Award for Journalism at the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression awards in 2007. Amer’s four-year jail sentence actually ended on […]

Egypt: Blogger beaten and held beyond release date

Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, better known by his blogging name, Kareem Amer, was due to be freed on 5 November after completing a four-year jail sentence for criticising the government. Instead, he has been held illegally for the past five days, and has reportedly received a severe beating from an official at the headquarters of […]