Imprisoned Egyptian pacifist on hunger and thirst strike
International Day of Action preponed to 2 September
(31.08.2011) Due to recent developments, Connection e.V. and DFG-VK Hesse call to an Urgent Action for the Egyptian Pacifist, blogger and conscientious objector Maikel Nabil Sanad. Together with War Resisters’ International the organizations decided to bring forward the International Day of Action from 9 September to this Friday, 2 September. Furthermore the organizations call to send protest letters to Egyptian authorities.
Egyptian pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad on hunger strike
War Resisters’ International calls for release of unjustly imprisoned blogger
(24.08.2011) War Resisters’ International, the international pacifist network with more than 80 affiliated organisations in more than 40 countries, calls on the Egyptian authorities to release imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad. Maikel Nabil Sanad was arrested at the end of March 2011, and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment on charges of violation of article 184 of the Egyptian penal code, which criminalizes "insulting the People’s Assembly, the Shura Council or any State Authority, or the Army or the Courts", and article 102, "spreading false information". His trial in front of a military court and sentencing did not meet international legal standards.
Call for an International Day of Action for Egyptian Pacifist
Free Maikel Nabil Sanad
(15.08.2011) War Resisters’ International, Connection e.V. and DFG-VK Hesse call for an International Day of Action for imprisoned Egyptian conscientious objector, critic of the military and blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad. We ask groups and organisations to join the actions on 9 September 2011: Free Maikel Nabil Sanad!
Egypt: Imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad in solitary confinement
(24.05.2011) Nabil Sanad has been moved to solitary confinement at El Marg prison. Maikel Nabil Sanad was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment on charges of "insulting the military" by the 10th of Ramadan military court in Nasr City near Cairo on 10 April 2011. The sentence was ratified on 12 May 2011, and announced on 22 May 2011.