Mr. Amer arrived in Bergen, Norway, late last year. Kareem Amer is best known for his work as a blogger. He got the attention of the Egyptian government when he wrote about injustice and supression in Egypt on his blog "Modern Discussion". The government in Egypt considered his writings to be anti-religious and insulting to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. In 2006 he was expelled from al-Azhar University accused of blasphemy and he has spent four years in prison.
In an interview with the local newspaper i Bergen, Bergens Tidende, Mr. Amer said that he will continue to blogg while in Bergen, but his main goal will be to write a book about his experiences from inside the Egyptian prisons.
Kareem Amer is Bergen City of Refuge's fourth guest writer.
Kareem Amer on twitter.
Kareem Amer's blog.