April 11, 2011
CAIRO — An Egyptian military court on Monday jailed a blogger for three years for criticising the armed forces, the country’s rulers since president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February, his lawyer told AFP.
“Regrettably, the Nasr City military court sentenced Maikel Nabil to three years in prison,” Gamal Eid said. “The lawyers were not present, the verdict was handed out almost in secret.”
The verdict had initially been set for Wednesday and was postponed to Sunday.
The lawyers went on Sunday but were told to leave because there would be no verdict, Eid said.
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