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.
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.