04/11/2011 02:35 pm ET Updated Jun 11, 2011

Maikel Nabil, Egypt Blogger, Jailed For Criticizing Military

AIRO (AFP) -- A military court has jailed a blogger for three years for criticising the armed forces that have ruled Egypt since president Hosni Mubarak's ouster in February, in a decision slammed by rights groups on Monday.

"Regrettably, the Nasr City military court sentenced Maikel Nabil to three years in prison," the blogger's lawyer Gamal Eid told AFP.

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