Egypt Targets Web-Savvy Opponents

[Christian Science Monitor] Dan Murphy - Abdel Moneim Mahmoud is a technologically savvy member of Egypt's main opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood. Mahmoud and other like-minded 20-somethings have been pushing the Brotherhood to focusing on the Internet to recruit young Egyptians and to build alliances with secular activists in the fight for reform. The journalist and human rights lawyer is spreading the word on his Arab-language blog, "I am a Brother." But while attracting new interest in the Brotherhood, he's drawn the attention of security services, too. Mahmoud now languishes in Egypt's feared Tora prison, though he has not yet been charged with any crime.

2007-05-04 01:00:00

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