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Blogger’s jail time extended in Egypt

Associated Press / November 14, 2011

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Egypt’s military ordered a prominent blogger to be held in custody for 15 more days Sunday in a move likely to focus criticism against the country’s ruling generals in the run-up to parliamentary elections, due to begin later this month. The detention of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a well known blogger and leader during the 18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February, has elicited international condemnation and galvanized those who accuse the army of using Mubarak-era tactics to smear critics.

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