Saturday, January 30, 2010

For Jamal Mubarak, and for Israel

"But what suits the West in Egypt comes at a huge price for ordinary people who live without relief from debilitating poverty, endemic corruption, and repression of human rights. Take the story of Ibrahim Abdel Rahman, 30, a blogger who was released from a prison south of Cairo in September after being held for 20 months without charge. Abdel Rahman's arrest and subsequent torture is common to those who dare to challenge Mr Mubarak's regime." (thanks Sultan)