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I Refuse Conscription Because it Contradicts My Beliefs

Egypt: CO Declaration of Emad El Dafrawi

(14.04.2012) My name is Emad El Dafrawi. I’m 24 years old. I went to Cairo’s recruiting area in 2008. I received a 3-year postponement. I was supposed to deliver myself again to the recruiting area on January the 14th, 2012, but I decided not to be present in the recruiting area within the date of application.

Egypt: War Resisters’ International welcomes the overdue release in Cairo of pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil

(26.01.2012) Maikel Nabil Sanad after his 302 days of an unjust detention aiming to suppress criticism of the Egyptian military. Detained on 29 March, Maikel was sentenced in April by a military court to three years’ imprisonment for insulting the People’s Assembly, the Shura Council or any State Authority, or the Army or the Courts", and article 102, "spreading false information". This verdict was annulled but a new trial in December, also in front of a military court, sentenced Maikel to two years.

Maikel Nabil Sanad - © Christopher Schwarzkopf

Egypt: Imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad sentenced to two years’ imprisonment

(15.12.2011) Imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by a military court on 14 December 2011, after a re-trial that had been postponed repeatedly, and had turned into a complete farce.

Egypt: Trial against Maikel Nabil Sanad again postponed

More than 107 days on hunger strike

(07.12.2011) In the case of imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, the military court on 7 December again postponed the trial against Maikel Nabil Sanad, this time to 14 December, for no apparent reason. On 27 November the court adjourned the trial to 4 December, to hear a new prosecution witness. Then, the trial was adjourned until 7 December, only to be adjourned yet another time. Meanwhile, Maikel Nabil Sanad passed day 107 of his hunger strike, surviving only on fruit juice and milk.