Monday, November 20, 2006
EGYPT/BONINO: NO OPENINGS. DISSIDENTS STILL IN PRISON
"In Egypt a relevant economic liberalisation is not accompanied by an opening from a political point of view".
Minister Emma Bonino, who has lived in Cairo for a long time, said this to Radio Radicale the night before Romano Prodi's visit to Egypt. "I haven't spoken with Prodi about Egypt in particular" Bonino said "in that country there is a economic liberalisation in progress with a relevant growth while there are no openings from a political point of view.
I have no information about openings that are relevant or consistent. Ayman Nour (dissident Egyptian intellectual, ed.) is still in prison".