Anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo beaten by the police
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Several hundred demonstrators from Cairo's main square, but they were attacked by the and on their way., a movement against re-election of Mr Mubarak, as well as from other pro-reform organisations were to gather in
Eyewitnesses reported that the protesters were beaten, kicked in the head, and finally thrown into police trucks.
19 members of Kifaya were arrested and they are still held, according to the organisation statement., Mr Mubarak's most serious opponent in the upcoming election was among those arrested, but is now freed.
Mr Mubarak announced that he would stand in the election on Thursday. Under international pressure he introduced several serious, including first in 24 years presidential elections with more than one candidate. However, opposition leaders say that is 'no guarantee' the elections will be fair.
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