WaPo op-ed on Kareem
The 'crime' of blogging in Egypt:
Egyptian authorities have made a mistake in prosecuting Soliman. It is Egypt that will be hurt if he is convicted and sent to prison. That's why sincere friends of Egypt call on the government to drop the charges against him. It is the right thing to do, and it is the best thing for Egypt's standing in the modern world.Unfortunately, Kareem is unlikely to get off without being sentenced. He will be lucky to get less than 2-3 years. We'll see tomorrow -- I hope I'm wrong.