Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Pressure put on Mubarak in Nour case

There is mounting pressure on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to free imprisoned politician Ayman Nour, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Along with 23 human rights groups, the United States has resumed its call on the Egyptian government to either release Nour or at the very minimum ensure necessary access to his doctors and lawyers. Nour is diabetic and underwent a cardiac procedure in December. His health is deteriorated rapidly and denying Nour access to his lawyers and doctors violates both the Egyptian Constitution and international agreements.

During Secretary of State Condoleezsa Rice’s visit to Egypt she met with Mubarak and pressed him on the Nour case. The 23 human rights groups are asking that his sentence be commuted from five years to the 13 months Nour has already served.

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