Posted by: africanpressorganization | 5 August 2008

Egypt / US / Conviction of Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim


Egypt / US / Conviction of Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim


WASHINGTON, USA, August 5, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — US Department of State Press Statement
Gonzalo Gallegos, Acting Deputy Spokesman

We are disappointed by the recent conviction in Egypt of democracy activist Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim. On August 2, Dr. Ibrahim was convicted of harming Egypt’s reputation through his writings in the foreign press and was sentenced to two years in prison. Lawsuits should not be used to undermine the principles of freedom of expression. We strongly advocate – in all countries – the protection of civil and political rights, including freedom of speech and due process.


SOURCE : US Department of State


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