Egyptian Political Dissident Released

[New York Times] Michael Slackman - Egypt's most prominent political dissident and a one-time presidential candidate, Ayman Nour, was unexpectedly released from prison on Wednesday. Nour was convicted in 2005 of forging signatures on petitions he had filed to create his party, in a case widely seen as politically inspired. He only needed 50 signatures, but turned in thousands. He would have been eligible for parole in July.

2009-02-19 06:00:00

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