Egyptian blogger on military trial to be freed

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
March 7, 2010 16:35


An Egyptian blogger on trial before a military tribunal for slandering the nation's premier army academy will be released and proceedings suspended after he agreed to apologize, his lawyer said Sunday.

Mohammed Mahmoud, lawyer of 20-year old Ahmed Mostafa, said his client has a week to issue an official apology on his blog for falsely claiming there was corruption in the army's military academy in a post titled "The Military Academy's Scandal."

The tribunal agreed suspend proceedings in return for the apology.

This means the case is not written off, and could be revived.


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