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.
Egyptian pacifist Maikel Nabil Sanad arrested for insulting the military
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(30.03.2011) War Resisters’ International, the international network of pacifist and antimilitarist organisations with more than 80 affiliates in more than 40 countries, is concerned about the arrest of Egyptian pacifist and conscientious objector Maikel Nabil Sanad, 25, from Cairo . According to information received by War Resisters’ International, Maikel Nabil Sanad was arrested in his home in the Ain Shams neighbourhood if Cairo at about 10pm on 28 March 2011 by military police. He was only able to call his brother on the next day, to inform him of his arrest.
Azerbaijan: Detention of Youth Activist Highlights Failure to Provide Alternative to Military Service
(30.03.2011) Sarah Paulsworth, University of Pittsburgh School of Law ’12, writes about the absence of alternative military service in Azerbaijan and of protections afforded to conscientious objectors (COs) under international law.
Egypt: Military arrests pacifist activist and conscientious objector
Maikel Nabil Sanad threatened with 5 years sentence
(29.03.2011) War Resisters’ International, the international network of pacifist and antimilitarist organisations with more than 80 affiliates in more than 40 countries, is concerned about the arrest of Egyptian pacifist and conscientious objector Maikel Nabil Sanad.
According to reports from his friends, Maikel Nabil Sanad was arrested in the night of 28 March, when he was alone at home. He managed to call his brother on 29 March in the morning, to inform him about his arrest. He also told him that he would be tried in a military court on the same day, and that he is being threatened with a prison sentence of five years, on unknown charges.