Appeals in the cases of Maikel Nabil and Nassary Hassan are accepted

Cairo, 11 October 2011

The legal aid unit of ANHRI followed a number of lawsuits that were considered by the military justice today. Below are some of the most important cases:

 

Maikel Nabil

 

The Supreme Appellate court accepted today the appeal filed by the blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad in the case No. 18 for the year 2011, in which he had been sentenced three years in prison. The case was referred to a new judicial district.

Maikel Nabil has been in the military prison since last April after hastily sentencing him three years in prison for “publishing false news” and “disturbing public security” in a blog entry of his entitled “The army and the people never were one hand”. Maikel is considered to be the first prisoner of conscience after the uprising. It is worth noting that he has been on a hunger strike for over 40 days.

 

Fore more information

Egypt: ANHRI calls on SCAF to give amnesty to blogger Maikel Nabil

http://www.anhri.net/en/?p=3572

 

Nassary Hassan

 

The Supreme Appellate Court also accepted the appeal of Nassary Hassan’s case No. 35 for the year 2011 military misdemeanors – Hurghada. He was sentenced three years in prison and a 5000 Egyptian pounds fine last March for “insulting the armed forces”, “spitting at a military colonel”, and “slander and libel”.

 

For more information

Nassari Hassan returns from Germany to be beaten and tried by a Military Tribunal

http://www.anhri.net/en/?p=3597

 

Sahar Maher

 

The hearing of the activist Sahar Maher, holding the number 4395 military misdemeanors – East, was not been enrolled today even though Maher had signed to attend. Maher was detained before the military court in Nasr city during a protest in solidarity with Maikel Nabil. She was accused of “assembly” and “photographing a military unit”.

 

For more information

Egypt: ANHRI demands the Military Council to end hostility towards public freedoms

http://www.anhri.net/en/?p=4211

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