Mikael Nabil Sanad

Mikael Nabil Sanad

Blog: http://www.maikelnabil.com/
Location: Egypt
26° 49' 13.9908" N, 30° 48' 8.9928" E
Status: Released
Arrested between 28 Mar 2011 and 23 Jan 2012
Campaign Site: http://www.freemaikel.com/

Mikael Nabil, also known by his blog pseudonym "Son of Ra," was arrested on 28 March 2011 for participating in anti-Mubarak protests during which he held a banner which read "Civil, not military or religious." On 30 March, he was transferred to a Military Court, and charged with "insulting the military institution, dissemination of false news and disturbing public security". On 9 April 2011 he was sentenced to three years in prison.

In addition to the main campaign website, there is a Facebook page calling for his release.

Nabil's appeal is ongoing; the next appeal is scheduled for 11 October 2011. He has been on hunger strike since 22 August.

Egypt Marshall Tantawi announced on 21 January that 1959 prisoners would be released on the anniversary of the January 25 Revolution. The announcement included a pardon of Nabil. Nabil has been released on Monday 23 January 2012.

Articles from trusted websites about this blogger


Comments and Updates

Submitting Updates

Threatened Voices hopes to be a collaborative project. If you have updated, more accurate or more detailed information about the blogger profiled above please let us know! We hope to add the ability for anonymous visitors to add to these profiles soon, but until then please use the comment form below to submit updates. We will review all comments and update the profiles themselves as soon as possible.

Guidelines to speed up the process
  • For any new information please state a source so we can verify it before updating the profile (URLs are ideal).
  • To make this profile as detailed as possible please check the profile submission form and include data for as many of the fields listed there as you can.
  • If you would rather submit privately (we understand!) please use the contact form instead of a comment. Just make sure you include a link to this profile as well as updated information in your message.