Saturday, December 24, 2005

Egypt court sentences Ayman Nour

An Egyptian court sentenced opposition politician and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour on Saturday to five years in jail on forgery charges

Nour, leader of the liberal Ghad (Tomorrow) Party and the main challenger to President Hosni Mubarak in the September elections, will appeal against the conviction, his lawyer said.

Nour's wife, Gameela Ismail, who has organised daily protests against the trial, led supporters in chants of "Down with Mubarak, Down with the regime."

Egyptian opposition leader jailed


At 12:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a sad moment. I encourage every Egyptian in the west to write to their local representatives, the congress and the Egyptian authorities with the strongest condemnation of the Government of Egypt. The Egyptian government should understand that the world is watching their actions and that they are responsible to the world body. Egypt need to free in order to join the civilized world.

At 1:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Mubarak believes he can suppress his leading democratic challenger and get away with it, because of Egypt’s cooperation with Israel and support for the Palestinian Authority.

At 9:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Nour
There are many Copts behind you and your cause. we will not rest until you are free. Egypt need someone like you badly.

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