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Freed activist Maikel Nabil says will not stay silent

CAIRO: An Egyptian activist who became a symbol of resistance to the army’s trials of civilians said on Saturday he would not be silenced and denounced the army for detaining and mistreating "prisoners of conscience". Maikel Nabil has been jailed twice since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled from power last February on charges of defaming …


Blogger Maikel Nabil released

CAIRO: Blogger Maikel Nabil, who was jailed last year for insulting Egypt’s armed forces, was released on Tuesday, his brother said. Mark Nabil posted a picture on Twitter of his brother on his release from prison. Nabil was pardoned on Saturday "on the occasion of the first anniversary of January 25," when the uprising began …


Blogger Maikel Nabil yet to be released, fate of 1958 others unclear

CAIRO: After news emerged Saturday that 1959 military detainees will be released including blogger Maikel Nabil, his brother told Daily News Egypt that lawyers do not expect him to be freed before Jan. 25. Mark Nabil said the military court informed his family on Saturday that his brother would be released Sunday morning. However, until …


Detained blogger ends hunger strike, sent to prison hospital

CAIRO: Detained blogger Maikel Nabil ended Sunday a 130-day hunger strike, as Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud ordered his transfer to Tora Prison Hospital and to investigate alleged violations against him inside El-Marg Prison. Nabil, who is serving a two-year prison sentence by a military trial on charges of insulting the military institution and spreading …


Blogger Maikel Nabil sentenced to two years after retrial

CAIRO: An Egyptian military court sentenced a blogger who criticized the army to two years in prison on Wednesday after he went on a hunger strike to protest an initial three-year sentence. "In the name of the people, Maikel Nabil has been sentenced and punished with two years in prison and fined LE 200 ($33)," …


Military court acquits 12 protesters, adjourns Maikel Nabil’s case; prosecution renews Abdel-Fattah’s detention

CAIRO: Twelve protesters arrested in September near the Ministry of Defense were acquitted by military court on Sunday, while blogger Maikel Nabil’s trial was adjourned to Nov. 27. Activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah was remanded in custody for 15 more days pending investigations into accusations of inciting violence on Oct. 9, vandalizing military property and stealing military …


Maikel Nabil refuses to appear before military court, case adjourned

CAIRO: Blogger and activist Maikel Nabil has refused for the second time to appear before a military tribunal, which led to the adjournment of his retrial to Nov.13. A military court had previously sentenced Nabil, who has been on hunger strike for almost 70 days, to three years in prison in April. But in early …


Detained blogger Maikel Nabil to be retried

CAIRO: A military court decided Tuesday to drop a three-year prison sentence handed down to Maikel Nabil, who he will be retried in another district. While lawyers and Nabil’s family demanded he be released until his retrial, a decision to release him had not been taken by the court until press time. The location of …


Imprisoned blogger on hunger strike ‘staying strong,’ says brother

CAIRO: Maikel Nabil, an imprisoned blogger who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, assured his family that he is “staying strong and will not be broken,” according to his brother Mark who spoke at a press conference Sunday at the Hisham Mubarak Law Center. Mark Nabil said his brother’s health condition is …


Imprisoned blogger on hunger strike nears death, says brother

CAIRO: Maikel Nabil, a blogger and activist imprisoned by a military court since late March, has entered day 41 of his open-ended hunger strike. “Death is better than living in an oppressive country,” Maikel told his brother Mark the last time he saw him on his 26th birthday on Saturday. Fearing that Maikel might die …


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