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Maikel Nabil's retrial date to be set today

Fifty two days into his hunger strike, a military court will decide on a date for Maikel Nabil's retrial today with his family hoping the young activist will be freed until the court date

Sarah Raslan, Thursday 13 Oct 2011
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Maikel Nabil's retrial date is to be determined today. 

The blogger's three-year jail sentence was overturned Tuesday after a militarly appellate court ruled that the young activist be retried. He faces accusations of "insulting the army."
 
Maikel was arrested in March after publishing a blog post titled 'The people and the army were never one hand,' referencing the popular revolution chant that illustrated the public's trust in the military. 
 
The blogger's brother, Mark, told Ahram Online that Maikel remains on hunger strike, entering day 52 today.
 
Mark Nabil added that once the family are informed of a date for the retrial, they will request that Maikel be freed from prison until his court date, adding that if the military denies this request they will continue to petition that Maikel be sent to hospital.
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