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Posted on 12/24/2005 6:19:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv
With diplomats from the United States, France, Norway and the European Union seated in the courtroom, Mr. Nour was convicted of having forged signatures on the petitions used to create his own political party, called El Ghad, or Tomorrow - charges that political analysts, diplomats, academics and writers all said appeared little more than a fig leaf for political persecution, especially after one of the prosecution's main witnesses had said he testified against Mr. Nour only after state security forces threatened his nieces.
"This verdict against Ayman Nour is a political decision and not a judicial ruling," said Amir Salem, Mr. Nour's main lawyer, as soon as the verdict was announced. "We will appeal."
The White House released a statement calling for Mr. Nour's release and saying that his conviction "calls into question Egypt's commitment to democracy, freedom, and the rule of law."
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Posted on 12/22/2005 3:17:39 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
So, is Nour a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? If so, I have no sympathy for him as they are simply Jihadis disguised as a legitimate political opposition.
Appropriate enough, given what you've put in the "Date" field of this thread. ;-)
I manger, er, managed to pull it off. ;') Merry Christmas!
Not that I know of. His party is "Tomorrow", and the Islamic Brotherhood has as one of its goal the restoration of the caliphate (minus the Turkish caliph -- the caliphate was ended by Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey), so it is best nicknamed "Yesterday".
Nope, he's a secular would-be leader. So is Mubarak, for that matter. See the bulky next post for a bunch of related topics. :') And Merry Christmas, in case I forgot.
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Posted on 12/14/2005 12:21:54 PM PST by Irontank
"In September, President Hosni Mubarak, who succeeded the assassinated Sadat in 1981, won yet another six-year term in an election marked by fraud. In the parliamentary elections just ended, the Tomorrow Party of Ayman Nour, leader of the secular democratic forces, looked like the Party of Yesterday. It won next to nothing, and Nour ended up in a jailhouse, courtesy of a Mubarak judge."
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