Freed Egypt activist says will not stay silent

By REUTERS
January 29, 2012 00:58

 
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CAIRO - An Egyptian activist who became a symbol of resistance to the army's trials of civilians said on Saturday he would not be silenced and denounced the army for detaining and mistreating "prisoners of conscience".

Maikel Nabil has been jailed twice since former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled from power last February on charges of defaming the army, but was pardoned by the head of the ruling army council earlier this month along with almost 2,000 others.

In his first public appearance since his release from military jail, the 25-year-old said the army had tortured him in prison but he remained defiant.

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