Egypt: Revolution in doubt as regime abducts leaders, coopts “opposition”

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February 6, 2011
Independent [Ireland]    
Posted in News

"Egypt's popular uprising against Hosni Mubarak faltered yesterday as opposition leaders, including the Muslim Brotherhood, embarked on negotiations and the ranks of street protesters was reduced by the arrest of key ringleaders. ... Many demonstrators on Tahrir Square said they felt betrayed by the compromises on the table. 'Executive authority is still in Mubarak's hands,' said Yusuf Abdul, an engineer. Human rights groups claimed that military police were involved in the arrests of thousands of people, including activists and foreign journalists in recent days." (02/07/11)  

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