Egypt: Civil servant jailed.

Egypt: Civil servant jailed.

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A civil servant has been jailed for three years for insulting President Hosni Mubarak in a poem, according to newspaper reports. Moneer Said Hanna’s family said he wrote satirical poetry for fun, to entertain his work colleagues, and never meant to hurt anyone. The case was largely unknown until the family asked a newspaper to publish an appeal for clemency.