3 years in prison for Egyptian official, ridiculed President MubarakPodcast, Tuesday, November 08, 2011 22:23:42
Egyptian official was sentenced to three years in prison for satirical poems dedicated to President Hosni Mubarak. Mounir Hanna Said, a civil servant from a small provincial town city, was convicted on charges of insulting the head of state, transmit BBC, referring to the Egyptian media.
According to his relatives Hannah got interested in writing and recently started writing doggerel modest to entertain colleagues without the wish to offend anyone. However, when in his verses began to discuss and social problems, had summoned him for questioning and then drew it in court. The case against the poet-lover extracted publicity after his family asked for help from a local newspaper. Arab human rights organizations intend to challenge the verdict.
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