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Maikel Nabil Sanad.

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I read on CyberDissidents.org how an Egyptian blogger has been jailed, and I think his case deserves more publicity:

“Nabil has been arrested several times for his political activities. Most recently, he was arrested on March 28th for a blog post criticizing the role of the military in the “January 25” protests that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak. He is awaiting a trial by military tribunal, which has already been postponed by four days.

Nabil was arrested at night at his home in Ein Shams and has been detained since then. He has been forbidden to contact his family, though he succeeded in secretly calling his brother. The blog post for which he was arrested questioned the army’s intentions in seeing the Mubarak regime fall. On April 11, he was sentenced to 3 years in jail. “

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information has more on human right abuses in the region.

I would recommend using the Chrome browser and viewing their Arabic pages as they are more up to date, Chrome should provide an option to automatically translate the pages.

This is the ANHRI’s page on Egypt.

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  1. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/apr/24/egypt-blogger-maikel-nabil-jailed

    Here’s another (somewhat irritating) piece about him.

    Sarah AB

    24/04/2011 at 17:11

  2. agreed, it is irritating

    modernityblog

    24/04/2011 at 18:12

  3. Thanks for drawing this to my attention. The Guardian piece was a disgrace.

    jams o donnell

    25/04/2011 at 00:26


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