Maikel Nabil Sanad

Maikel Nabil Sanad is an Egyptian activist who leads the No Compulsory Military Service Movement, having been the first conscientious objector to military service in Egypt in 2010. He is a vocal critic of Egypt's cold relations with Israel. He was imprisoned for 10 months in Egypt in 2011 for his human rights work and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He blogs at