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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Muslim Brotherhood member blocked from seeking Egyptian parliament seat

Mustafa Diab, 39-year-old doctor and Muslim Brotherhood member, has been repeatedly blocked by Egyptian authorities from submitting papers to contest a parliament seat left vacant by the death of his father-in-law, a Brotherhood politician, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Diab twice tried to register as an independent candidate for the May 28 by-election. However, on both attempts he was physically barred from doing so.

“We decided yesterday to go submit the papers, and we had a group of lawyers with us, but they blocked us from turning in the papers,” Diab told reporters. “They said come tomorrow. And then again today they completely blocked it off. They brought double the security of yesterday and closed the place completely.”

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