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Egyptian blogger sentenced to three years by military court
Ruling relates to Maikel Nabil's blog post that accused the Egyptian army of deception over its role in the revolution
Ahram Online, Monday 11 Apr 2011
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Egypt's Military Court has handed blogger Maikel Nabil a three year sentence for his blog post entitled “The army and the people were never one hand.”

The blog entry included an indepth analysis of the role the army has so far played throughout the January 25 Revolution.

Nabil was accused of “insulting the military” and “disturbing public security.”

He was detained at his home on 28 March.

Following the sentence, fellow blogger Wael Abbas wrote on Twitter that “Egypt will never be safe for bloggers.”





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Abe
12-04-2011 06:31am
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I am lucky
I am lucky because I can rove the streets of Sydney and criticise the Prime Minister. I am lucky because I can stand in a public square and criticise the Queen of England without being arrested or even questioned. This is REAL democracy. Yet if I am in my mother country, Egypt, and I criticise some army officers who are no more than public servants, I get arrested and jailed for 3 years. This is unacceptable in a democratic society and if this is the way Egypt is going, Egyptians have no way in hell to build a democratic society. Until the Military returns to its barracks, and the true fruits of the revolution appear, my heart will bleed for my fellow Egyptians.
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Hussein farghaly
11-04-2011 01:58pm
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No One Above The Law
When we accepted that law prevails principal, this means that evey one is responsible about his own words and acts. I hope that he has been given a fair chance of deffending his own views.
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