Monday, November 14, 2011

Egptian bloggers update

Egypt keeps two bloggers in jail
Published: Nov. 13, 2011 at 3:08 PM

CAIRO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Egyptian officials Sunday ordered two more weeks of detention for a controversial blogger who refused to cooperate in a military investigation.

Alaa Abdel Fattah is accused of inciting violence in a bloody clash between troops and Coptic Christians last month and was locked up for 15 days pending further investigation.


The Web site said another jailed blogger, Maikel Nabil Sanad, had his trial postponed again until Nov. 27. Nabil has been on a hunger strike since August. He was sentenced to three years in prison over a March blog post that criticized the Egyptian military.

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