Egypt: Blogger Mohamed Adel Released

Date posted: March 8, 2009


Egyptian blogger Mohammad Adel who runs the blog Maeit (already dead!) and who has been detained since November 21, 2008, has been released. Ahmed Abdel Fattah announced here and Arabawy announced on his blog that Maeit will be released. Karim Beheiry wrote:

اصدرت نيابة امن الدولة العليا طوارىء بالتجمع الخامس قرار بأخلاء سبيل محمد عادل صاحب مدونة ميت والذى تم اعتقالة منذ اكثر من ثلاثة شهور على خلفية اتهامة بالانضمام الى جماعة سرية مسلحة تقوم بالاتصال عن طريق الانترنت هدفها دعم حماس … وحتى كتابة هذه السطور مازال عادل داخل نيابة امن الدولة العليا بالتجمع الخامس ولم يتم تنفيذ قرار الاخلاء فعليا مدونة عمال مصر تتقدم ببالغ الفرحة والتهنئة لاسرة عادل واصدقائة وتتمنى له الاخلاء الفعلى خلال وقت بسيط
 
The Supreme State Security Public Prosecution issued a release order for Mohamed Adel owner of "Maeit" blog who was taken into custody more than 3 months ago. Maeit was accused of joining a secret armed internet-based group that was supporting Hamas. Up to the moment of writing those words Adel is still in the custody of the Supreme State Security Public Prosecution and is not literally free. EgyWorkers blog sincerely congratulates Adel, his family, and his friends and hopes that he would be released shortly.

More on Mohamed Adel's arrest could be found here, here, and on this facebook group.

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