Blogwatch: May 29, 2006

Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's regime last week continued its crackdown on protesters, at right, who have been rallying against the government's decision to seek discipline for two judges who alleged fraud in last year's elections. Hundreds have been arrested, including Bit Bucket scribe Alaa Abdel-Fatah, who has become the agitators' virtual poster boy. Jailed on May 7, he blogs by passing notes to his wife, who posts them. His mood is surreal--"no feelings or emotions"; he hasn't joined other protesters on a hunger strike; and the jail has hundreds of cats. He is being treated well, he says: "It's a good...

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