New York Times today (Egypt Sentences Blogger to 3 Years):
CAIRO — An Egyptian blogger was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for criticizing the military in what human rights advocates called one of the more alarming violations of freedom of expression since a popular uprising led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak two months ago ... Mr. Nabil has the unusual political position in Egypt of being a pacifist as well as a champion of Israel, often praising its democracy, educational standards and innovations.Plus ca change...
Mona Seif, a rights advocate, said Mr. Nabil may have been singled out as an easy target partly because of previous run-ins with the military and partly because of his pro-Israel views. Mr. Nabil, who is Christian, refused to fulfill his obligatory military service in 2010 on pacifist grounds and has campaigned against forced conscription ever since, Ms. Seif said.
UPDATE: Elder of Ziyon ("Mossad is on Facebook inciting against Egypt's army")
Egyptian media are reporting that Egyptian security services are monitoring Facebook and are saying that calls for youths to rise up against the government are really from the Mossad, trying to instigate a revolution against the army.
They warn the youth of Egypt not to believe everything they read on Facebook - because it might just be a dastardly Israeli plot.
Meet the new boss...same as the old boss.