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Egypt: Trial of hunger striking blogger delayed until 11 October

(04.10.2011) The Supreme Military Court of Appeals postponed on Tuesday the appeal of Maikel Nabil Sanad until 11 October. Sanad, a blogger sentenced to three years in prison for his online writings, is on the 43rd day of a hunger strike. A military trial sentenced Sanad on 10 April for writing blog posts critical the military and its performance during the 25 January uprising.

Appeal hearing for Egyptian pacifist and conscientious objector

Maikel Nabil Sanad – still on hunger strike – again limited thirst strike

(08.09.2011) The support group of Maikel Nabil Sanad informed that the military has now set the date for the appeal of Egyptian conscientious objector and critic of the military for 1 November 2011. However, War Resisters’ International, Connection e.V., and DFG-VK Hesse still demand the immediate and unconditional release, because the sentence is a grave violation of human rights.

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.