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Monday, October 26, 2009

Ayman Nour "Attacked" in Hurghada

Egyptian opposition figure Ayman Nour's troubles with the authorities continue. Over the weekend he was allegedly attacked by security forces and National Democratic Party operatives in the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada. The linked report says he was at a restaurant with an American filmmaker, and the US may have intervened to free him.

Now that he's made himself the spokesman of the Stop Gamal movement, he'll be even more of as lightning rod drawing attention from the authorities.

1 comment:

Dr.Ayman Nour said...

Hello Michael, just wanted to correct a bit of information. It wasn't the US that released me, but the Egyptian residents of Hurghada. When they noticed we're being surrounded by thugs, they started arriving in large groups and helped us out.