February 11, 2007


Stand up for free speech...

From: Matt Bufton

As some of you may or may not know an Egyptian blogger who goes by the name of Kareem Amer is currently in custody in Egypt, awaiting a decision on whether he will serve up to 11 years in prison for criticism the government on his blog.

The decision will be handed down on February 22nd and while many bloggers and some politicians have asked Egypt to take a stand for free speech I think it's time that Canada spoke up on this important issue.

I've created this online petition with the goal of getting 1,000 signatures by midnight on Sunday in the hope that it will encourage the Canadian government to ask Egypt to make the right call on this one.

So sign the petition and tell a friend!

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