01.10.2011 04.Cheschwan. 5772
Previously shunned for views on Israel, activists adopt prisoner of conscience after authorities send him to psychiatric hospital.
He was Egypt’s first prisoner of conscience after the fall of Husni Mubarak in February.
Until recently, however, the story of Maikel Nabil was largely ignored by activists who were offended by his views on Israel. Now, inspired by his long hunger strike and angered by the authorities’ decision to commit him to a psychiatric hospital last week, Egyptian activists have catapulted the young man into the spotlight….