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Egyptian-American human rights activist to speak, March 26

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an Egyptian-American human rights activist who was a political prisoner in Egypt, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, in 1 Robertson Hall. He will present "Seven Reasons for Hope in the Contemporary Arab World."

A sociologist at American University in Cairo, Ibrahim is founder and director of the Ibn Khaldun Center, an organization that promotes democracy in Egypt.

Arrested in June 2000, Ibrahim was convicted twice by a state security court of harming Egypt's image with his research on vote fraud and human rights. His case attracted attention around the world, including from Amnesty International. In March 2003, Egypt's highest appeals court found him innocent of all charges.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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