Katharina Natter

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Rights groups urge gov't to repeal emergency law

CAIRO: “We can do everything with you and no one will know. We bury people alive, a policeman reportedly told Abdel-Aziz Mujedin, blogger and business student arrested on Nov. 2, 2009. Mujedin is only one out of several torture victims that are mentioned in the latest report of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH). …

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Living in democratic country is Arab youth's top priority, says survey

CAIRO: Sixty-six percent of the Arab youth think their country of residence was going in the right direction during the last five years, the Second Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey revealed. The survey also showed that “the most important priority for young people in the Middle East today is living in a democratic country. …

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Breaking the taboo: Egyptian media reports on President's health

CAIRO: Amid fervent speculation about Egypt’s next President, Egyptian and international press reports announced that current President Hosni Mubarak had undergone an operation to remove his gallbladder in Heidelberg, Germany. “The president’s health is an important issue that concerns every Egyptian citizen and has to be addressed and reported with transparency in the media, information …

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Foreign press tackles ElBaradei fervor

CAIRO: It is the “most interesting development in Egyptian politics in years, David Schenker wrote in Forbes magazine, referring to Mohamed ElBaradei’s unexpected appearance on the Egyptian political landscape. During the last two weeks, former IAEA chief ElBaradei hit the international front pages due to the announcement of his possible candidacy for the Egyptian presidency …

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