Saturday, March 14, 2009

News of Imprisoned Blogger Dia Eddin Gad

When reading through news sources to come up with links for my previous entry, I discovered that Diaa Eddin Gad, the blogger who was taken into custody around the same time as Philip Rizk, has apparently been receiving treatment from a prison doctor and been allowed to see his family. An article on Global Voices alleges that he faced psychological torture while another blogger, Mohammed Adel, imprisoned since November was released a few days ago. In a statement published by Al-Dustour, Adel claims to have been subjected to whipping and electric shocks. It is as yet unclear when Dia Eddin Gad will be released.

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