Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Relationship between U.S. and Egypt deserves a second look

Youssef Ibrahim reflects upon the rule of President Mubarak and hopes to shed a brighter light on one of America’s closest allies in his latest editorial for the New York Sun.

Egypt is the second-largest recipient of American aid, much of which is used to support the country’s powerful police force and military.

Ibrahim reveals how President Mubarak’s rule has affected his own life- when his friend and former Libyian ambassador Mansour Kikhi suddenly disappeared in Cairo and was later tortured and killed.

He implores readers to think twice about one of America’s closest allies, particularly in the wake of Egyptian scholar and activist Saad Eddin Ibrahim’s recent threats from the Egyptian government.

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