Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil was sentenced to three years in jail by a military court for publishing a blog post criticizing military actions/torture/detention. Apparently, as reported by the ANHRI (arabic statement), Maikel’s lawyers were tricked by the military court into thinking the session was adjourned and thus they left. The blogger was then sentenced by the court.
It is important to note that Mr. Nabil was not arrested from Tahrir square or for staying out after curfew; he was arrested from his home on charges specifically related to his blog post.
This is a sad day for the Egyptian Military who have promised freedom of speech and yet their actions do not seem to support their previous declarations.