December 23, 2005
Ayman Nour Verdict Today (Dec. 24) in Egypt
December 24 is the day set by the Egyptian court to give a verdict in the forgery/fraud trial of liberal political candidate Ayman Nour. UPDATE: He was found guilty and sentenced to a five-year term. He is on a hunger-strike.
Informed sources and observers say that this prosecution is a revealing indication of how far the Egyptian government will go to suppress and intimidate opposition; many argue that the fraud charge is merely a pretext to discredit and harass the liberal opposition. Indications of the government's nervousness about scrutiny has included intimidating critical journalists, as in the case of Mona Eltahawy, below.
Posted by Matthew Hogan at December 23, 2005 10:57 PM
Filed Under: Press Freedom
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Well, with the update we see the fat shrimp eating neo-Mamlouk corrupt scum is up to his usual games.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at December 24, 2005 01:21 PM
That's His Excellency President "fat shrimp eating neo-Mamlouk corrupt scum" to you, you disrespectful jerk.
Posted by: matthew hogan at December 24, 2005 02:31 PM