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Friday, January 05, 2007 

HRW: Political Parties Law Stifles Opposition

The Human Rights Watch's latest report about Egypt seems to have reached a conclusion about what Mubarak has been doing in the country for 25 years. The guys in this organization have just come to terms with what the Egyptian street realized 10 or 20 years ago. Ironically, the report is released at the peak of the farce of constitutional reformation that Mubarak is directing. I really like the following quote in the report:
“The government has for decades used the political parties law to fix elections before they begin,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Egypt needs a new political parties law that respects Egyptians’ rights to form political parties and to vote for whomever they choose.”

Where was the report decades ago then??

Anyway, this report will remain a matter of ink on paper as long as there is no real kicking in the government's butt to apply real democracy.

Read the report here

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