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Egyptian Blogger Kareem Amer is Being Processed for Release from Jail (UPDATED)

Nasser Weddady, a Mauritanian blogger living in the U.S., has reported his sources saying Kareem is currently being processed for release from jail in Egypt.

“(T)he last report I got 3 hours ago is that he was being processed out of jail.”

This has yet to be confirmed with other sources by ReadWriteWeb.

Update: Latest Tweet says:

“At state security RT @nachoua kareem isn’t yet free. he must be at amn el dawla now since he left his prison”

We reported last Friday that the blogger, whose full name is Abdul Kareem Nabeel Suleiman, had not been released despite his completing a four-year sentences on trumped-up charges ranging from insulting the country’s leadership to insulting religion.

Kareem has spent more time in jail than any other blogger. While inside he has been woefully mistreated, but outside, his case has been constantly put before media, politicians and the Egyptians themselves by a broad-spectrum, grass-roots group.

Several other bloggers, Hossein Derakhshan in Iran and Nay Phone Latt in Burma have both been sentenced to long jail terms. Derakshan was sentenced to 19 and a half years. Nay was sentenced to 20 but the term was later reduced to 12. In 2005, Iranian blogger Arash Sigarchi was sentenced to 14 years in prison, but was released after three.

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