CAIRO - An Egyptian military court
accepted on Tuesday an appeal for a re-trial of a Coptic
Christian blogger who was jailed on charges of spreading false
information about the country's military in a case that drew
criticism from rights groups around the world.
Michael Nabil, 25, began a hunger strike on Aug. 23 to
protest against his conviction for posting remarks saying the
army tried to help quell an uprising that unseated President
Hosni Mubarak in Feb. 11.
Nabil's family told rights group Amnesty International last
week that the activist's health had deteriorated and the
authorities had prevented him from taking medication. They said
he was suffering from renal problems, anaemia and scabies.