No more posts until 2006

Had a few things I wanted to post -- notably the verdict against Ayman Nour, which is going to be a repeat of the Saad Eddin Ibrahim case -- but alas, no time. My immediate reaction is sympathy for Nour's two teenage sons, which are the clearest sign I've seen that he is a good man and does not deserve what is happening to him.

I'm off to somewhere far from all this stuff, over in the southern hemisphere where it's the middle of summer. See you next year.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,