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Monday, August 4, 2008

Egyptian Court Sentences Critic To Two Years in Prison

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, founder of the Ibn Khaldoun Centre for Development Studies, and a critic of the Egyptian government, has been sentenced to two years in prison for "defaming Egypt." Dr. Ibrahim is currently in the United States. He can appeal the sentence. He holds dual Egyptian and American citizenship. Read more here in an Agence France Presse report and here in a Reuters report.

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