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Maikel Nabil to face retrial

Blogger to face another military court as his hunger strike approaches its 50th day

Zeinab El Gundy, Tuesday 11 Oct 2011
Maikel Nabil
Blogger Maikel Nabil
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A military appeal court has ordered the retrial of blogger Maikel Nabil and revoked his three-year jail sentence.

The retrial will be in front of another military court.

Nabil's lawyer and family have condemned the move as the blogger’s hunger strike enters its 49th day.

Maikel Nabil was accused of defaming and spreading lies about the armed forces in a blog post he published in March 2011.

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