[NetBehaviour] YouTube suspends Egyptian blog activist's account.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Dec 1 19:36:04 CET 2007


Hi Anna,

Have you been tortured?

I have not, but I have a couple of friends who have been and I know that 
they do not wish for such things to be hidden away within the the 
confines of no one being there to help them.

marc
> it's good. torture is not a joke. it is private
>
> 2007/12/1, marc garrett <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org 
> <mailto:marc.garrett at furtherfield.org>>:
>
>     YouTube suspends Egyptian blog activist's account.
>
>     Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas has been using YouTube to expose
>     torture in
>     his country, but now his account has been suspended. Bloggers accuse
>     YouTube of double standards.
>
>     YouTube has suspended the account of Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, who
>     has been posting videos of cases of torture in his country. One of
>     the
>     videos he posted, of a Cairo man being beating and sexually
>     assaulting,
>     was credited with helping bring pressure on Egyptian authorities. That
>     pressure led to three-year jail sentences for two of the policeman
>     involved in the assault. Abbas has called the suspension of his
>     YouTube
>     account "by far the biggest blow to the anti-torture movement in
>     Egypt",
>     according to Amira Al Hussaini on Global Voices.
>
>     more...
>     http://tinyurl.com/2cpxvv
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