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I’m free after 29 hours of arrest

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I’m free after 29 hours of arrest

Egypt: Conscientious objector Maikel Nabil Sanad beaten and harassed

by Maikel Nabil Sanad

Dear friends, Intelligence Service released me today at 7 pm after 29 hours of arrest. They beat me a lot, sexually harassed me,  threatened me to be tried in front of a military trial, urged me to join the army, stole my ID and my mobile phone. These were the worst days of my life and I think they did it to take revenge to my refusal of the military service. I’ll need a couple of days to rest after this horrible experience.

I would like to say thanks to all of you, thanks for all your continuous efforts supporting my freedom and safety.


Maikel Nabil Sanad: eMail, February 5, 2011.



Keywords:    ⇒ Conscientious Objection   ⇒ Egypt   ⇒ Imprisonment   ⇒ Maikel Nabil Sanad   ⇒ Mistreatment

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