Egypt Breaks UN Human Rights Declaration with Internet Blocking

In 2011 the U.S. backed ‘stable,’ and allegedly non-dictatorial government of Hosni Mubarak blocked access to the Internet. 63-years prior, the Egyptian and United States governments signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

High-profile American politicians, including P.J. Crowley, Nancy Pelosi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden joined U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama in saying they support the Egyptian people’s right to expression, and yet none of them has mentioned Egypt’s blocking of the Internet puts the nation in direct violation of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states:

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

Remember, Egypt is a direct ally of the United States that received $1.5 billion of American tax-payer money last year. Also, both Egypt and the United States are signatories to the UNDHR, which means that is in direct violation of the UNDHR and as a supporter and friend to Egypt, the United States could be considered in in-direct violation of Article 19 along side the Mubarak regime.

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