Last Updated: Thu Oct 06, 2011 09:23 am (KSA) 06:23 am (GMT)

From The Christian Science monitor: Egyptian blogger’s hunger strike turns critical

Mark Nabil Sanad, the brother of imprisoned blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, campaigns for the release of Maikel Tuesday in front of the military prosecution headquarters in Cairo. He called the delay of a scheduled appeal a death sentence for his brother, who has been on a hunger strike for 43 days.
Mark Nabil Sanad, the brother of imprisoned blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, campaigns for the release of Maikel Tuesday in front of the military prosecution headquarters in Cairo. He called the delay of a scheduled appeal a death sentence for his brother, who has been on a hunger strike for 43 days.

Egypt‘s military prosecution today postponed the appeal hearing of Maikel Nabil Sanad, an imprisoned blogger convicted of criticizing the military. His brother Mark said the three-week delay amounted to a death sentence, since Maikel – now 43 days into a hunger strike – has vowed to abstain from water as well as food beginning today.

“By postponing the case until Oct. 11, they are killing him,” said Mark, speaking outside the military prosecution headquarters today. He said the prosecution postponed the case because his brother’s file was not placed before the judge as it should have been – a reason Mark called “silly and stupid.”

(For more on this, please see: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/1004/Egyptian-blogger-s-hunger-strike-turns-critical-hearing-delayed)

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