Amnesty Int'l calls for Egypt to halt 'Facebook trial'

By MICHAEL OMER-MAN
November 26, 2010 22:53

Amnesty International on Friday called on Egyptian authorities to halt the military court trial of a Facebook user facing up to five years imprisonment for publishing already-public information on Egypt's military.

Thirty-year-old Ahmed Hassan Bassyouni was reportedly charged on November 24 with revealing military secrets, for creating a Facebook group on the topic of military service in Egypt and for answering questions on the subject without permission, according to the Amnesty International statement.


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