Egyptian lawsuit to block ONI's Web site

By: Helmi Noman on 11 May 2007

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (HRinfo) reported in a press release issued May 10 that an Egyptian judge demanded in a lawsuit blocking access to 50 Web sites, the OpenNet Initiative (ONI) Web site is among them.

According to the press release, the lawsuit stated that "the websites are terrorist and blaspheme Egypt and Arab leaders' reputation and brings offense to the president of the republic"

The judge also filed a lawsuit against the HRinfo's Executive Director and other people for allegedly blackmailing and forcing him to publish information defaming Egypt's reputation.

The press release lists the 50 Web sites