Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, February 23, 2007

A Struggle for Democracy

The Egyptian government remains committed to nullification of its major opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, as the government recently froze the accounts of members that were arrested, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The Brotherhood receives all of its money through donations, which are later invested in local businesses.

According to the members of the Muslim Brotherhood, President Hosni Mubarak believes that the group is a viable threat to his own power and is interested in curtailing the Brotherhood’s power before the next elections. The Egyptian government, meanwhile, claims that the Brotherhood is interested in strengthening its clout in the government and establishing a militia.

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