AbdalKarim got released
AbdalKarim, the egyptian blogger whose arrest has sparked a storm of contreversey amongst egyptian bloggers and started an international campaign to release him, was finally released yesterday, at least according to this blogpost on his blog. In it he announced that he was released yesterday by the Police after spending 18 days under arrest, 6 of which he was arrested by National Security and 12 of which he spent in the Torah priosn. His post is brief, in which he only thanked the people who stood by him and promises to write about what happend to him in prison later on. Let's just hope it's really him and not someone who is impersonating him. I guess we will find out once the Big Media gets ahold of this. For now I will take it to be true, and I am happy for him that he got released. Maybe this will end the "who's next" sepculation game that the egyptian bloggers have been playing for the past 2 weeks or so. Update: How could I forget? Thanks to everyone who sent an e-mail or a letter to the egyptian embassy or their elected representitive over AbdalKarim's arrest, thanks to everyone who signed the petition, who went and protested in the US in front of the egyptian embassy, who put up a banner, who wrote a post on it. Thanks to everyone who got involved basically, egyptians and non-egyptians, because I have a feeling that he wouldn't have been released this fast if it wasn't for all of you. Thank you!