Maikel Nabil Sanad is dying, his family says. The jailed 26-year-old Egyptian blogger has been on a hunger strike for over two weeks to protest his imprisonment.
“Maikel was never afraid,” says his brother Mark, 19. “Since 2005, he wrote many articles against Mubarak and was never arrested, never taken to court. But the first time he writes against the military council, he gets arrested.”
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Above: Nabil Sanad Ibrahim stands next to a poster of his son, Maikel, in front of the Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo. Image by Sharief Abdel Kouddous. Egypt, 2011.