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Detained blogger Maikel Nabil released from mental hospital, returns to military prison

Government truck hauls Maikel Nabil back to military jail after doctors at Cairo's main psychiatric facility give him a clean bill of mental health

Mostafa Ali, Thursday 27 Oct 2011
Maikel Nabil protesting emergency laws (Photo: facebook)
Maikel Nabil protesting emergency laws (Photo: facebook)
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The government returned detained blogger MaikelNabil to a military prison in northern Cairo on Thursday after a 3-MD psychiatric panel at Abbassiya Mental Hospital issued a report clearing him of mental illness, hospital officials told Ahram Online.

Nabil was expected to be released from the hospital on Wednesday, but a nationwide police sergeant’s strike delayed his transfer by 24 hours.

A military judge had referred Nabil to the mental hospital on Sunday after the blogger, along with his lawyers, refused to attend a court session to protest his ongoing trial before a military tribunal.

Egypt's ruling military council arrested Nabil in March for posting a blog entitled, “The people and army were never one hand,” in which he openly criticised the Egyptian  ruling military council.

Nabil was eventually sentenced to three years in prison. Earlier this month, however, a military appeals court revoked the jail term and ordered a retrial set for 1 November.

Nabil has been on a hunger strike for more than two months to protest his prosecution as a civilian by a military court.

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THAI
28-10-2011 07:23pm
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I think it is crystal clear that the military and the people were never one hand, so this young man must be serving time for some other reason. The military is a disgrace to Egypt! There is no doubt they are the biggest part of the Mubarak regime, so how could they possible be one hand with the people? They simple deceived the people in the beginning, but it did not take long for the people to find that out. I was not fooled, I too knew they were never one hand with the people and I am sure there were many others who knew also. The bible clearly specify that MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL! No doubt about this..
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Sami
28-10-2011 07:43am
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Where is "free speech?"
Where is "free speach?" I thought Egypt was now a democracy. At least thank God no one has killed him in jail. Let's hope he survives the remaining 3 years.
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Howard Clark
27-10-2011 10:38pm
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The courts and the military seem to be intent on proving that Maikel is correct. Why cannot he simply be released?
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