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Egyptian Military Sentences Blogger to Three Years in Prison: Take Action!

Maikel Nabil Sanad
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Egyptian activist Maikel Nabil Sanad, a critic of the military in Egypt, was just sentenced by a military commission to three years in prison.

Sanad was charged with "insulting the military institution and publishing false news about it" and "disturbing the public security."

Since the revolution, there have been serious concerns about the way the military has dealt with dissent. We've seen reports of arbitrary detention, sexual assault and torture.

Sanad had openly criticized the role of the military both before and during the revolution, outlining cases of torture and other abuses. Now he's in military prison.

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