Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Nephew of assassinated president Sadat sent to prison

Talaat Sadat, nephew of the assassinated Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, was stripped of his immunity as an MP and sentenced to one year in prison for charging the armed forces of complicity in his uncle’s murder. Mr. Sadat maintained that his conviction was based on his opposition to the government.

The US, Egypt’s ally, has expressed concern over the lack of freedom of speech in Egypt.

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