HRInfo Condemns Blocking Kefaya Website
HRInfo Condemns Blocking Kefaya Website
Tuesday, May 13,2008 10:04

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said today, that the website of the Egyptian Movement for Change:Kefaya "http://harakamasria.org/ was blocked in Egypt and the Internet users who have access to Internet through the T-Data Company, the largest Internet Service Providers in Egypt, which is controlled by the Egyptian Government since 4th May.

Many of Kefaya website visitors were surprised of their disability to browse the site during the call on for the past 4th of May Strike, whether through T-Data or "Link" company, while Link has pulled back blocking the site later, but T-Data that belongs to the Egyptian Government continued blocking the site until today, leaving the internet users unable to get access to it, to be a cheek irony, that the time when the website of the most important political movement in Egypt is blocked coincides with the hosting the largest telecommunication conference in Africa- Africa Telecoms Conference.

Some of the ANHRI"s technicians made an attempts to browse blocked website using different computers machines, and from different locations but all their attempts went in vain, while using the free internet dial up connections of T-Data and Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL). What indicates clearly the Egyptian government return to its practice in blocking the internet site, which it has abandoned earlier.

Said Samir Gad the editor-in-chief of Kefaya Website " the website is performing normally with other ISP companies, but the technical supervisor of the website informed us that the T-Data Co. blocked Kefaya website through the IP Address.

Mohamed Ragab- Director to the Technical Unit- Arab Network for Human Rights Information stated: " Blocking Kefaya Website decision from the T-Data ISP clients is a ridiculous decision, which is not any more practiced but by the most dictator governments in the world, the internet users will use the proxy so as to overcome this block, or simply transfer their accounts to other companies, the only loser of this decision is the T-Data and the Egyptian government that non of its officials will dare to declare that Egypt is supporting the Freedom to use the Internet."

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information condemns very much the decision to block Kefaya web site, calling on the government to work on correcting this wrongdoing, through unblocking Kefaya website and stop harassing the Internet activists in Egypt

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