Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue415 2014

Last update11:12 AM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Human Rights
Sinai University Refuses The Blogger Amr Salama
Sinai University Refuses The Blogger Amr Salama
A Continued Security Intervention In Private Universities Policies
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, ANHRI, denounced the negative practices exercised by the ministry of higher education and the Sinai University against the blogger Amr Salama after refusing to re-register him at the university in submission to security pressures.
Saturday, November 21,2009 11:41
ANHRI.Net

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, ANHRI, denounced the negative practices exercised by the ministry of higher education and the Sinai University against the blogger Amr Salama after refusing to re-register him at the university in submission to security pressures. Security has previously forced the closure of the blog in which Amr enjoys his freedom of opinion and expression.

In addition , security deprived him of nominating to student union elections in November 2008 in the faculty of mass communcation and wrote off his name from the voting lists on election day, despite his application has been accepted and his name on the final list of candidates.

The blogger Amr Salama, owner of the blog "Lessa Ayesh" ,http://lesa-3aish.blogspot.com, has withdrawn his file from university of Sinai – for personal reasons – and applied to the Canadian University in Cairo. There, he was surprised to be officially interrogated because of his writings on his blog ,criticizing the political and social conditions.

Amr had one choice then , he reapplied to Sinai University. There he was asked for the approval of the Dean. After the under Dean asked him for the reasons for leaving the university in the first place and then reapplying, he asked Amr about the poor living conditions in Sinai and told him he was too young to discuss politics. The young man was shocked at the Dean’s response that his admittance was subject to university administration and security authorities approvals. Amr tried to meet the university deputy for student affairs who informed him that his admittance to Sinai University is out of the question.

“Seniors to you and me and it is completely up to them” , was Amr’s father comment on the chain of admittance refusals.

Amr was known to cover the Egytpian authorities stopping aid entry to Gaza via Rafah pass during War on Gaza. He also covered the war impact on the Egyptian-Palestinian border and published pictures of Bedouins sit –ins at the borders because of the injustice done to them by the Egyptian security.

Amr also reported on the aids for Gaza being stolen from warehouses and from Arish stadium and on the demonstrations in support of Gaza. Amr was forced to close his blog to draw the attention of human rights defenders to what he is being exposed.

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said that persecution of student bloggers in Egypt has become intolerable . Security now controls the future of a whole generation simply using their right to express. ANHRI demanded putting an end to such blatant security actions in Egyptian state and private universities.

tags: Blog / Amr Salama / Human Rights / Ministry of Higher Education / Security Pressures / Freedom of Opinion and Expression / Student Union / Blogger / Blogs
Posted in Human Rights , MB Blogs  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Sinai University Refuses The Blogger Amr Salama
The Muslim Brotherhood's leadership challenge a milestone
Middle Eastern Democrats and Their Vision of the Future, Keynote Address
A space for unveiling the minds of young Muslim women
Egyptian Blogger Beaten
MB and Kifaya denounce Regimes' exploitation of media as propaganda for Gamal Mubarak
The banning of blogger Amr Salama for being (too opinionated)
Mauritanian Islamists: Political Islam beyond the War of Ideas
Egypt’s dynastic succession contested, as Muslim Brotherhood fractures
The banning of blogger Amr Salama for being
Egypt Beyonce concert gets condemnation from Islamists, but not all
The Internet Islamist Politics in Jordan, Morocco, and Egypt
Brown: Asking the wrong questions about Palestinian elections
We Need More Erdogans
Egypt’s dynastic succession contested, as Muslim Brotherhood fractures
Egypt's Brotherhood is knocking
Powerful Islamic movement sees leadership struggle
Zeinobia: He will not rule “Inshallah”
Spoilt ballots
Lawyer Haitham al-Maleh referred to the Military Courts
Egypt: 70 MB Workers Win In First Phase Amid Security Pressures