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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Egyptian court rules Nour no longer able to send letters to wife

Ayman Nour, the imprisoned political dissident and leader of the Tomorrow Party, has been barred by court order from sending letters to his wife, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

The Egyptian court’s ruling appears to have been motivated by official anger over the flow of essays critical of the government Nour mails home, as some of these are published in independent newspapers.

This latest ruling is another in a long line of attempts to silence Nour, a lawyer who ran against President Hosni Mubarak in 2005 and was later sentenced to prison on dubious charges of political documents.

“The decision shows a determination to deny him every right as a prisoner,” Nour’s wife, Gameela Ismail told reporters.

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