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.
Egypt: Trial of Maikel Nabil Sanad again postponed to 4 December on his 97th day of hunger strike
(28.11.2011) In the case of imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, the military court on 27 November again adjourned the trial, this time until 4 December, to hear a new prosecution witness. At the hearing on 27 November, Maikel Nabil Sanad’s internet provider TE Data told the prosecution that they would not be able to provide the court with the information requested, and that the military should have requested that the internet company monitor the blogger’s activity prior to arrest.
Turkey: Conscientious objector appeared in court on charges of turning the people against military service
(22.11.2011) Conscientious objector (CO) Süleyman Tatar appeared in court on Monday on charges of “turning the people against military service,” a crime under Article 318 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK). Tatar, a member of the Conscientious Objection for Peace platform, is accused of making society hostile toward military service with his remarks in an anti-war press statement he made during a protest at Boğaziçi University.